"Reflections on mentoring as decolonial, transnational, feminist praxis" in Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 25 (2), 1-18
In this article we reflect on questions of mentorship for racialized scholars within the increasingly neoliberal academic landscapes that scholars currently navigate. We do this by revisiting one of the earliest articles on mentoring from a feminist perspective, and reflecting on the extent to which mentorship requirements have changed as the number and composition of racialized scholars in geography has grown. Our retrospective is motivated by a co-authored article that emerged from a 1998 panel session at the Association of American Geographers on mentoring as a form of feminist praxis. Within the context of an academy that has become more competitive, increasingly precarious, and susceptible to anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Indigenous sentiment, we examine the unique set of challenges that Black, other racialized, and Indigenous scholars face in 21st century geography and what this means for mentoring practices.
Beverley Mullings is a professor and Associate Undergraduate Program Head in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on feminist political economy, social transformation, labour, neoliberalism, and intersectionality in the Caribbean and the diaspora.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Caliban, social reproduction and our future yet to come" in Geoforum 118 (4), 150-158 (2021)
- "COVID-19's Cracks, Climate Crisis, and Academia's Role in Bringing about an Ontological Shift" Professional Geographer (2021). (2021)
- "Garrison Communities" in Keywords in Radical Geography: Antipode at 50, 141-145 (2019)
- "Cultivating an ethic of wellness in geography" in Canadian Geographer (2016)
- "Globalization and the territorializaton of the new Caribbean service economy" in Journal of Economic Geography 4 (3), 275-298. (2004)
- "Insider or outsider, both or neither: some dilemmas of interviewing in a cross-cultural setting" in Geoforum 30 (4), 337-350 (1999)