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Fixing the ‘Identity Tax’: Female Faculty of Color Do Extra Diversity Work Without Reward

Faculty members of color, in particular, pay an “identity tax,” which is exacerbated for women of color. They are asked to do more mentoring for students—especially students of color—as well as leadership and diversity work on campus. While this work is less valued for promotion, faculty members of color express that these responsibilities can give their work special meaning.

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