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1. Harwell, Raena Jamila. This Woman's Work: The Sociopolitical Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell.

Degree: PhD, 2011, Temple University

African American Studies

In November 2006, award-winning novelist, Bebe Moore Campbell died at the age of 56 after a short battle with brain cancer. Although the author was widely-known and acclaimed for her first novel, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine (1992) there had been no serious study of her life, nor her literary and activist work. This dissertation examines Campbell's activism in two periods: as a student at the University of Pittsburgh during the 1960s Black Student Movement, and later as a mental health advocate near the end of her life in 2006. It also analyzes Campbell's first and final novels, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine and 72 Hour Hold (2005) and the direct relationship between her novels and her activist work. Oral history interview, primary source document analysis, and textual analysis of the two novels, were employed to examine and reconstruct Campbell's activist activities, approaches, intentions and impact in both her work as a student activist at the University of Pittsburgh and her work as a mental health advocate and spokesperson for the National Alliance for Mental Illness. A key idea considered is the impact of her early activism and consciousness on her later activism, writing, and advocacy. I describe the subject's activism within the Black Action Society from 1967-1971 and her negotiation of the black nationalist ideologies espoused during the 1960s. Campbell's first novel Your Blues Ain't Like Mine and is correlated to her emerging political consciousness (specific to race and gender) and the concern for racial violence during the Black Liberation period. The examination of recurrent themes in Your Blues reveals a direct relationship to Campbell's activism at the University of Pittsburgh. I also document Campbell's later involvement in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), her role as a national spokesperson, and the local activism that sparked the birth of the NAMI Urban-Los Angeles chapter, serving black and Latino communities (1999-2006). Campbell's final novel, 72 Hour Hold, is examined closely for its socio-political commentary and emphasis on mental health disparities, coping with mental illness, and advocacy in black communities. Campbell utilized recurring signature themes within each novel to theorize and connect popular audiences with African American historical memory and current sociopolitical issues. Drawing from social movement theories, I contend that Campbell's activism, writing, and intellectual development reflect the process of frame alignment. That is, through writing and other activist practices she effectively amplifies, extends, and transforms sociopolitical concerns specific to African American communities, effectively engaging a broad range of readers and constituents. By elucidating Campbell's formal and informal leadership roles within two social movement organizations and her deliberate use of writing as an activist tool, I conclude that in both activist periods Campbell's effective use of resources, personal charisma, and mobilizing strategies aided in…

Advisors/Committee Members: Norment, Nathaniel, Abarry, Abu Shardow, Smith, Valerie, Stanford, Maxwell, Alexander-Floyd, Nikol G. (Nikol Gertrude).

Subjects/Keywords: African American Studies; Women's Studies; Literature; Black Student Movement; Black Women's Activism; Campbell; Bebe Moore; Contemporary Activism; Mental Health Awareness; Popular Fiction

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APA (6th Edition):

Harwell, R. J. (2011). This Woman's Work: The Sociopolitical Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell. (Doctoral Dissertation). Temple University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,138885

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Harwell, Raena Jamila. “This Woman's Work: The Sociopolitical Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, Temple University. Accessed October 25, 2020. http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,138885.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Harwell, Raena Jamila. “This Woman's Work: The Sociopolitical Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell.” 2011. Web. 25 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Harwell RJ. This Woman's Work: The Sociopolitical Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Temple University; 2011. [cited 2020 Oct 25]. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,138885.

Council of Science Editors:

Harwell RJ. This Woman's Work: The Sociopolitical Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Temple University; 2011. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,138885


Temple University

2. Jubilee, Sabriya Kaleen. The Middle Management Paradox of the Urban High School Assistant Principal: Making It Happen.

Degree: PhD, 2013, Temple University

Urban Education

Scholars of transformational leadership literature assert that school-based management teams are a vital component in transforming schools. Many of these works focus heavily on the roles of principals and teachers, ignoring the contribution of Assistant Principals (APs). More attention is now being given to the unique role that Assistant Principals play in school leadership teams (see for example, Muijs & Harris, 2002). While there is a good amount of literature on what APs do in terms of their roles and responsibilities, what remains unclear; is how and why they enact their role in particular ways, especially under the umbrella of urban school reform. This work will address this gap by examining: how Urban High School Assistant Principals come to understand their role as both leader and staff, particularly in the context of transformational models of leadership? Guided by the theoretical framework of middle management, this study utilized a qualitative case study approach to interview seven Assistant Principals in three urban high schools in a large Northeast coast school district. Additionally, a one-time 15 minute interview with the principals and direct reports to the APs was employed to gain a better understanding of the leadership dynamic within the schools. The interviews were transcribed and coded by the researcher using Atlas.Ti. Through the lens of middle management theory, this work focused on a specific group of Assistant Principals working under a distributed leadership model. The findings revealed that the role of the AP is nebulous position that when not appropriately defined can cause professional difficulties that impede the leadership capacity of APs and the growth of school success. As such, stakeholders involved in schooling need to gain a greater understanding of the psychological and sociological underpinnings that impact the functionality of their middle leaders (those not operating in senior level positions). The findings of this work speak to the intricacies of the Assistant Principalship and contribute to a growing body of literature centered on how Assistant Principals navigate their space as leader and staff in an educational setting where leadership is more shared and collaborative.

Temple University – Theses

Advisors/Committee Members: Jordan, Will J.;, Newton, Kristie Jones, Kaplan, Avi, Partlow, Michelle Chaplin, Alexander-Floyd, Nikol G. (Nikol Gertrude).

Subjects/Keywords: Educational leadership; Educational administration; Organization theory;

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APA (6th Edition):

Jubilee, S. K. (2013). The Middle Management Paradox of the Urban High School Assistant Principal: Making It Happen. (Doctoral Dissertation). Temple University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,216575

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jubilee, Sabriya Kaleen. “The Middle Management Paradox of the Urban High School Assistant Principal: Making It Happen.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, Temple University. Accessed October 25, 2020. http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,216575.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jubilee, Sabriya Kaleen. “The Middle Management Paradox of the Urban High School Assistant Principal: Making It Happen.” 2013. Web. 25 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Jubilee SK. The Middle Management Paradox of the Urban High School Assistant Principal: Making It Happen. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Temple University; 2013. [cited 2020 Oct 25]. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,216575.

Council of Science Editors:

Jubilee SK. The Middle Management Paradox of the Urban High School Assistant Principal: Making It Happen. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Temple University; 2013. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,216575

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