Being Ignored 2.0
Asian female faculty is a small but growing population of higher education faculty in the United States. Asian females include a wide variety of ethnicities, distinct by geography, culture, language, economics, and history. This project particularly focuses on Asian female faculty bonded with the local and global experiences of ‘Asian Women’ in the United States . According to the paper, “Women of Color Faculty at the University of Michigan: Recruitment, Retention, and Campus Climate”, women faculty of color might be the most marginalized faculty on US campuses. Challenging areas are isolation, high attrition, student evaluations, peer perception, more service responsibilities, etc . Being professors were predominantly conceived as male positions in the Asian cultures. It was a social privileged and highly respected position in the patriarchal Asian cultures. Asian female faculty occasionally encounters circumstances to be less inclusive and invisibly exclusive in the Asian communities since their emerging populations may threat their well-established patriarchal hierarchy being controlled and led by men in the Asian communities. Asian female faculty in the United States struggles to navigate between two exclusive communities, Asian, and American. The Asian communities give Asian women pressures to perform traditional roles as prefect mothers and ideal housewives without mutual spousal supports. Asian female faculty bonded with the cultures is inevitably destined to being isolated and marginalized by their ethnic groups to avoid criticisms toward their traditional roles. On the contrary the Asian female faculty suffers from stereotypes being perceived as uncomplaining perseverance and submissiveness to authority in predominately white institutions. Their classroom may be a minefield of student resistance and negative attitudes . The Asian female faculty is an underrepresented and less illuminated population on US campuses. The Being Ignored 2.0 is an ongoing documentary selfie to portrait Asian female faculty on US campuses by using the generative art, being ignored 1.0.