I. CAREER HISTORY
1. What is your current academic rank or title?
2. Could you provide a brief history of your academic career?
3. Would you describe your career advancement as relatively challenging, or
has it been more smooth, compared to what you know of the experiences of
your white male counterparts? Compared to what you know of the experiences
of other feminists (especially those who are culturally di√erent from you)?
4. Description or story of circumstances of successes/failures.
5. What aspects of your own identity do you think may contribute to your
ability or di≈culties in rising through the academic ranks?
6. (If necessary) Follow-up, your race/whiteness, your gender, your sexual
orientation, your class positioning?
1. Would you consider the people who facilitated your advancement during
critical times of this process to be your allies?
2. What does this term [alliances] mean to you?
3. Have your allies changed over time and in relation to your career ad-
4. Can you think of a circumstance in which you have disappointed, be-
trayed, or lost an ally (in this process, especially with regard to your securing
more institutional power)?
5. Are there any instances in which you have felt disappointed, betrayed, or
lost an ally (in this process, especially with regard to your securing more
6. Could you describe a situation in which someone has considered you an
ally and you may not have thought of that person as an ally, or vice versa?
7. In what respects are your allies similar to and/or di√erent from you,
especially culturally? Institutionally? In terms of their feminist politics?
8. Could you describe an alliance you have with an academic who holds
more institutional power than you, especially any challenges that have arisen
in this case?
9. How do cultural di√erences and/or similarities come into play in this