Local cosmopolitans and cosmopolitan locals: New models of professionals in the academy

Gary Rhoades, Judy Marquez Kiyama, Rudy McCormick, Marisol Quiroz

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Abstract

This essay critically examines the centrality of mobility to the model of being a higher education professor or a student affairs professional. Using three narratives of lower-income Latino students about their educational and professional choices, we offer a reading based on Gouldner's classic conception of cosmopolitans and locals, and on Baez's more recent discussion of critical agency and race-related service. We suggest the value of a model that rebalances cosmopolitan engagement in the national profession with knowledge of and commitment to the local community and to social change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-235
Number of pages27
JournalReview of Higher Education
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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