Facing the Future, Surviving the Present: Strategies for women graduate students in geography

Ellen Hansen, Susan Kennedy, Doreen Mattingly, Beth Mitchneck, Kris Monzel, Cheryl Nairne

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Women graduate students in geography programs in US universities face a variety of constraints and opportunities as they work towards advanced degrees and struggle to find a place for themselves in academia. The themes discussed in this paper concern understanding and challenging power relationships, networking, developing communication skills and effective mentoring. The paper concludes with suggestions for positive action and change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-315
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1995



  • Women graduate students
  • classroom climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Education

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