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.
Mullings, B., & Mukherjee, S. (2018). Reflections on mentoring as decolonial, transnational, feminist praxis. Gender, Place and Culture, 25(10), 1405–1422. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1556614