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Sarseke, Gulnar – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
The article aims to explore the main reasons why women are under-represented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers. The article critically analyzes three approaches: educational, feminist, and scientific. This work highlights that the subject "gender and science" has been looked at for at least…
Descriptors: Females, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education, Science Careers
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Parson, Laura; Ozaki, C. Casey – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Using the framework of feminist standpoint theory, this study explored the everyday work of undergraduate STEM students to identify STEM institutional cultural norms and standards that organize and inform the organization of everyday work for undergraduate women majoring in math and physics. Data collection and analysis focused on how the…
Descriptors: Feminism, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Standards
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Allen, Evette L.; Joseph, Nicole M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of women in the Sistah Network, an affinity group at a predominantly White institution, with mentoring goals to enhance the educational and social experiences of Black women in master's and doctoral programs and their mentors. The authors interviewed 18 women (faculty, staff, and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Women Faculty, School Personnel, Graduate Students
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Kelly, Bridget Turner; Segoshi, Megan; Adams, Lauren; Raines, Alyscia – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This study qualitatively examines 16 Black alumnae's college experiences from a Black feminist thought intersectional lens. Findings reveal they graduated but did not thrive in the ways described by the thriving quotient and point to ways institutions can measure success not by graduation alone but by all students leaving college with wholeness,…
Descriptors: Alumni, African American Students, Qualitative Research, Student Research
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Croom, Natasha N.; Beatty, Cameron C.; Acker, Lorraine D.; Butler, Malika – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this critical qualitative inquiry was to explore what motivated undergraduate Black womyn (UBW) to engage in "Sister Circle"-type student organizations--or groups that center race and gender. Using a critical race feminist theoretical lens, data were collected through a combination of one-on-one interviews and focus…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Qualitative Research, Student Organizations
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Roland, Ericka; Agosto, Vonzell – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This article reports on a phenomenographic study of Black women undergraduates who were resident assistants in a predominantly White institution (PWI) of higher education. Critical race feminism, namely intersectionality, was used to explore how they navigated the responsibilities of their position and social identities. Findings are that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Females, Resident Advisers
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Marine, Susan B.; Helfrich, Gina; Randhawa, Liam – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Women's and gender centers have provided a home for feminist activism, education, and empowerment on the college campus since the 1970s. Recently, some women's and gender centers have undertaken practices of gender inclusion--expanding their missions and programming to include cisgender men and trans* people of all genders. This exploratory study…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Females, Inclusion, Feminism
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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This article offers an intersectional critical race feminist analysis of student silence in a diverse university classroom. Findings from a case study with six Women of Color and four White women revealed students remained silent because they felt their complicated intersectional realities did not fit with the acceptable classroom…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Females, Feminism
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Ward, Kelly; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
When is a good time to have children? Where is a good place to raise a family? Should I work full time? These and other questions are common for faculty looking to combine work and family. In this article, we use feminist theory to analyze data from a longitudinal study of women faculty to explore the critical choices women as mothers make about…
Descriptors: Mothers, Education Work Relationship, Career Choice, College Faculty
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West, Nicole M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Although engagement in social and academic counterspaces has been studied as a strategy used by African American college students to withstand racially inhospitable campus climates, very little research documents the impact of professional counterspaces on African American women student affairs administrators. The purpose of this basic…
Descriptors: African Americans, Women Administrators, Student Personnel Workers, Qualitative Research
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Reinert, Leah J.; Yakaboski, Tamara – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Five lesbian faculty who were out in the workplace had positive personal and professional experiences in relation to how they negotiated family, campus culture, community, and personal fulfillment. This phenomenological qualitative study offers an alternative to deficit model research by exploring the participants' lived-experiences using a…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, College Faculty, Experience, Phenomenology
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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
A qualitative case study with 18 Women of Color at a predominantly White women's college yielded counter-narratives about racial microaggressions that challenged dominant ideologies of colorblindness, meritocracy, and equal opportunity in education. Their experiences with racial microaggressions also contrast with majoritarian narratives (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Whites, Minority Group Students
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Christensen, M. Candace – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
This study explores the experiences of male college students who participated in a theatre-based, peer-education, sexual assault prevention presentation. The program was established through the use of Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Theatre of the Oppressed, as well as multicultural feminist theory and approaches. These models emphasize subverting…
Descriptors: Males, College Students, Violence, Prevention
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Yakaboski, Tamara; Hunter, Liz; Manning-Ouellette, Amber – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 (P.L. 118-148) has already changed college students' health care options and has a larger impact on women as they outnumber men in college enrollment and require unique services. Through a feminist policy framework, we discuss how the PPACA impacts college women's health and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, College Students, Access to Health Care, Health Services
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Pasque, Penny A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Research cannot be conducted without conscious or unconscious use of underlying theoretical principles (Broido & Manning, 2002). As such, even studies that seem void of theoretical underpinnings subscribe to some semblance of theoretical principles. Broido and Manning (2002) argue that postmodernism, feminist theory, and critical theory, among…
Descriptors: Feminism, Postmodernism, Research Methodology, Focus Groups
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