Women in Jesuit Higher Education: Ten Years Later

Susan A. Ross

in Jesuit and Feminist Education

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780823233311
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241743 | DOI:
Women in Jesuit Higher Education: Ten Years Later

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This chapter explores some of the issues that continue to be a challenge for women, particular women who identify as feminists, at Jesuit institutions. The starting point is what has happened at Loyola University Chicago over the last ten years, as a follow-up to an earlier assessment. This chapter focuses on three areas: academics, administration, and atmosphere. While these three areas are not comprehensive and have a fair amount of overlap, they provide some measure of the situation for feminists in Jesuit higher education at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century. It argues that there is much, much more work that needs to be done before feminist women and men can be completely comfortable at Jesuit institutions.

Keywords: women; feminists; Jesuit institutions; Loyola University Chicago; higher education

Chapter.  4596 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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