Faculty/Student Publishes Chapter: "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices to Support Muslim Americans at Work"

November 14, 2023

Dr. Susan Swayze and GSEHD doctoral candidate Nadia Butt (Human and Organizational Learning) published a chapter titled, "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices to Support Muslim Americans at Work," in the Handbook of Workplace Diversity and Stratification. Their text appears in Part II of the book in chapter 13.


The book is edited by edited by T. M. Melaku, A. Beeman, & C. Walker. Per the book description:

Organizations and institutions use diversity and inclusion mantras to signal opportunity and access for all. However, the real-world results are often underwhelming, and people are demanding that organizations recognize the value that diversity brings to a workplace and be held accountable to the diversity and inclusion mission statements on their websites.

The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Workplace Diversity and Stratification provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of important issues, themes, and research regarding workplace diversity and stratification. The book analyzes present day and future implications of diversity in the workplace and offers concrete ways of developing policies and practices that will make diversity an intrinsic part of any organizational culture. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the book covers topics including racism, sexism, socio-economic status, LGBTQ+ workers, education, intersectionality, neurodiversity, religion, and allyship. Practical, contemporary, and relevant, this is an excellent resource for anyone interested in understanding what workplace diversity and stratification mean for everyday people, institutions, and society as a whole.

A review of the book states:

In an era where diversity and inclusion have evolved from mere buzzwords to critical components of organizational success, the Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Workplace Diversity and Stratification stands as a groundbreaking resource for scholars and practitioners. This comprehensive collection presents an interdisciplinary blend of savvy essays, offering rich conceptual insights and practical implications for workplace diversity. With contributions from renowned experts, the handbook critically examines how diversity, equity, and inclusion impact organizational cultures, power dynamics, and individuals’ experiences. By engaging various fields such as sociology, psychology, and management, and important theories like critical race theory, it delves into the multifaceted aspects of workplace diversity and its significance in modern organizations. Ideal for those seeking to understand and effectively leverage diversity as an organizational resource, the Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Workplace Diversity and Stratification is a catalyst for meaningful change and creation of more inclusive workplaces. — Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University