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ERIC Number: EJ1090089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
#Hermandad: Twitter as a Counter-Space for Latina Doctoral Students
Hernández, Estee
Journal of College and Character, v16 n2 p124-130 2015
Latinas are significantly underrepresented in doctoral programs in U.S. higher education institutions. While pursuing doctoral studies is a challenging experience for anyone, Latina doctoral students are particularly burdened with additional stressors in an academic environment that does not support Latina/o cultural values, such as "familismo" (familism) and "personalismo" (personalism). In the absence of a local network of Latina/o faculty and colleagues, Twitter may serve as a counter-space to support Latinas experiencing cultural incongruity and who are looking for ways to advocate for Latina/o communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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