Sister Resisters

Sister Resisters Mentoring Black Women on Campus

Janie Victoria Ward and Tracy L. Robinson-Wood
paper, 268 Pages
Pub. Date: April 2022
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-722-0
Price: $34.00

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Sister Resisters advances a robust model of mentorship in support of young Black women on campus. The book offers a multifaceted approach to cross-racial mentoring in higher education that promises growth and change for both mentees and their mentors.


A foundational text to foster the supportive interracial relationships we have long needed in higher education and throughout society. With honest portrayals of failures and disappointments in these relationships, as well as of the shifts in consciousness and actions that lead to personal growth and institutional change for both students and mentors, this text compellingly demonstrates how its readers can enter into the ‘sisterhood of good trouble.’ — Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant, Louise R. Noun Chair in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, Grinnell College

Ward and Robinson-Wood weave a poignant sociohistorical analysis of the ever-presence of white supremacy and patriarchy with empirical data and personal experience to skillfully illuminate the diversity and complexity of Black women and their relationships with white women on college campuses. Sister Resisters is a radical and practical mentoring guide that holds white women accountable for dismantling oppression and building spaces of liberation that are authentic, diverse, and inclusive. — Leoandra Onnie Rogers, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Development of Identities in Cultural Environments Lab, Northwestern University

This significant text is a reminder that informed mentoring is one of the most impactful processes in the university setting and collective resistance is an essential tool for combating white supremacy and racism. Anyone who works with, teaches, advises, or supports Black women on campus can greatly benefit from this book. — Ashley Coleman Taylor, assistant professor of religious studies and women’s and gender studies, University of Texas at Austin

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About the Authors

Janie Victoria Ward is Professor Emeritus, Departments of Education and Africana Studies at Simmons University. Tracy L. Robinson-Wood is Professor of Applied Psychology at Northeastern University.

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