Student Activism, Politics, and Campus Climate in Higher Education presents a comprehensive, contemporary portrait of political engagement and student activism at postsecondary institutions in the United States. This resource explores how colleges and universities are experiencing unrest and in what ways broader sociopolitical conflicts are evident on-campus, ultimately unpacking the political dimensions of student engagement within campus climates. Chapter authors in this book critically synthesize relevant research, illuminate interdisciplinary perspectives, and interrogate how current issues of power and oppression shape participatory democracy and higher education at large. A go-to resource for researchers, faculty, administrators, and student affairs professionals, this text addresses the most intractable challenges facing society and its institutions of higher education.

section Section I|39 pages

Historical and Contemporary Foundations for Student Political Engagement as Activism

chapter 1|18 pages

Historical and Contemporary Contexts of Student Activism in U.S. Higher Education

ByChristopher J. Broadhurst, Angel L. Velez

chapter 2|19 pages

Activism, Free Speech, and Power

ByNancy Thomas

section Section II|84 pages

Students as Political Actors

chapter 3|17 pages

Understanding American Conservatism and its Role in Higher Education

ByGarrett H. Gowen, Kevin M. Hemer, Robert D. Reason

chapter 4|17 pages

Undocumented and Afraid

Expanding the Definition of Student Activism
ByJúlia Mendes, Aurora Chang

chapter 5|20 pages

Labor, Resources, and Interest Convergence in the Organized Resistance of Black Male Student-Athletes

ByTomika L. Ferguson, Charles H.F. Davis

chapter 6|15 pages

Protecting Muslim Students’ Speech and Expression and Resisting Islamophobia

ByShafiqa Ahmadi, Mabel Sanchez, Darnell Cole

section Section III|57 pages

The Role of Non-Student Campus Actors

chapter 8|16 pages

Politics and Pedagogy in the Classroom

From Rehearsal to Performance
ByAmy Wilkinson

chapter 9|21 pages

Remembering “The Black Bruins”

A Case Study of Supporting Student Activists at UCLA
BySy Stokes, Donté Miller

chapter 10|18 pages

From Resistance to Resilience

Transforming Institutional Racism From the Inside Out
ByJade Agua, Sumun L. Pendakur

section Section IV|36 pages

Integrating Student and Institutional Contexts

chapter 11|16 pages

Student and Administrative Responses to Student Collective Action on Campus

ByDevon T. Lockard, Dominique J. Baker, Richard S.L. Blissett

chapter 12|18 pages

Making a “Political Contribution” to Campus Climate

Returning to a Political Pedagogy on College Campuses
ByDemetri L. Morgan