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Cordova, Amanda Jo – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
The author's reflexive account of what led to the construction of research grounded in Chicana Feminist Epistemology (CFE) and a new CFE approach coined "Mestiza Methodology" is presented. At the core of the methodology is the assertion that research processes must be decolonized in the image of Chicana relationships and sense-making to…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Feminism, Epistemology, Research Methodology
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Acevedo, Nancy; Nunez-Rivera, Stephanie; Casas, Yesenia; Cruz, Elsy; Rivera, Patricia – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
Guided by the theoretical frameworks of sense of belonging and spiritual activism, this study examines the experiences of first-generation Latina community college students who navigated the choice to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and their experiences as they prepared to transfer to a 4-year college from two…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Females, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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López, Ruth M.; Honey, Maria L.; Pacheco, Hope S.; Valdez, Esmeralda C. – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
Guided by Chicana Feminist Epistemology, the authors of this study discuss the experiences of 16 Latina faculty and staff who served as mentors in a Latina undergraduate mentoring program at a research-extensive public university designated as a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI). This article focuses on findings from interviews as mentors made…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Serving Institutions, Mentors, Undergraduate Students
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Malagón, María C.; Pérez Huber, Lindsay; Vélez, Verónica N. – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
Derrick Bell articulated the possibilities of ethical ambitions to "live lives that matter," to make honorable decisions, to advance morality, and to maintain relationships with those who are committed to similar goals. Guided by Bell's premise, we are three critical race feminista theorists (CRFT) who experience academia at multiple…
Descriptors: Feminism, Ethics, Critical Theory, Race
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Flores Carmona, Judith; Rosenberg, Lauren – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
Informed by our subjectivities and experiences at a Hispanic serving institution (HSI), as scholars from the margins of society--working-class, im/migrant Mexicana and Jewish--as mujeres and first-generation academics, playing it safe was not, and never will be, an option for us. In this article, we share our acts of resistance, informed by…
Descriptors: Minority Serving Institutions, Resistance (Psychology), Resilience (Psychology), Females
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Hernandez Rivera, Stephanie; Frias, Dora S. – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
In this paper, we utilize conocimiento as a method to work towards Coyolxauhqui consciousness, and recorded pláticas where we examine our experiences as two Queer Latina, early-career practitioners in student affairs. This work was our effort to understand, process, and heal from experiences that have been oppressive, hurtful, and damaging to us.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Homosexuality, Spanish Speaking
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Havey, Nicholas – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
This multiple case study analyzes institutional responses to sex and gender bias incidents in student athletics programs and messaging around inclusion and antidiscrimination between 2015 and 2019. This study seeks to uncover, understand, and work to transform the embedded institutional values that harm sex and gender minority (SGM) students on…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Inclusion, LGBTQ People, College Athletics
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Breeden, Roshaunda L. – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
Black women have made tremendous progress in higher education. However, despite increases in enrollment and graduation, research regarding Black women's experiences in senior-level positions in the student affairs field is limited. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of seven Black women in senior-level positions…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Women Administrators, Student Personnel Workers
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Blaney, Jennifer M. – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
Women remain underrepresented in both the computing major and leadership positions in the tech field. This article utilizes a feminist phenomenological framework and mixed methods approach to provide insight into these inequities, focusing on women's leadership perceptions and experiences in the computing major over time. Relying on survey data…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Undergraduate Students, Females, Student Experience
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Smidt, Thomas Brorsen; Pétursdóttir, Gyða Margrét; Einarsdóttir, Þorgerður – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
Following a qualitative analysis of interviews with 16 current and former social scientists at the University of Iceland, we argue for the existence of an individual and implicit form of resistance to gender equality that we call "hijacking the discourse." In a neoliberal culture of higher education that favors individual emancipation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resistance (Psychology), Equal Education, Gender Bias
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Hallmark, Tyler; Ardoin, Sonja – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
There remains a need in education scholarship to understand how social processes act across levels to influence one another, drive cultural norms, and direct students' postsecondary pursuits, with careful consideration of students' held identities and the communities in which they are embedded. Utilizing narrative constitution of identity and the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Rural Urban Differences, College Choice, Influences
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Schneider, Jennifer – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
As the number of students pursuing asynchronous education and learning experiences in online platforms and forums continues to grow, it is increasingly important to pause and reflect on the nature of language commonly--and often reflexively--used in these online spaces. Because online, asynchronous classroom discussion forums constitute the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Electronic Learning, Asynchronous Communication, Intimacy
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Havey, Nicholas – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
LGBQ college students are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to sexual education. An early lack of information has negative implications for LGBQ college students' sexual identity development, sexual exploration, and mental and physical health. Similarly, heterosexist stigmatization of queer sexualities makes it difficult for students to…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, College Students, Sex Education, Social Bias
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Marine, Susan B.; Hurtado, Sarah; McCoy-Simmons, Casey – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
Faculty members perform essential roles on campuses, including teaching, research, and service, yet norms of the academic profession inhibit faculty from bringing their full selves to the work. Revealing vulnerabilities, such as identifying as a survivor of sexual violence, is generally unwelcome in the neoliberal postsecondary landscape. This…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Sexual Abuse, College Faculty, Power Structure
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Hill, Rob Loren; Naik, Sapna – Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 2021
Sexual violence is a serious problem demanding attention in higher education. Neoliberalism, which is ubiquitous in higher education, may appear as an effective guiding philosophy for institutional leaders but falls short when it comes to preventing and responding to sexual violence. Using Michigan State University (MSU) as a case, we, graduates…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Neoliberalism, Higher Education
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