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Vaillancourt, Kourtney T.; Romero Marin, Merranda – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Sexual assault on college campuses has become an epidemic requiring institutions to respond. Through Title IX, all educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education must have a Title IX coordinator and must respond to allegations of sexual assault. Little specific guidance for how to…
Descriptors: Models, Caring, Rape, College Students
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Linder, Chris; Myers, Jess S. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Institutional betrayal, feelings of treason that occur when an institution fails to prevent or respond appropriately to wrongdoings committed within the context of an institution, contributes to exacerbated trauma for survivors of sexual violence (Smith & Freyd, 2014). Through a qualitative research study, we examine experiences of 10 sexual…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Activism, Qualitative Research, College Students
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Hotchkins, Bryan – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This narrative inquiry study uses personal experiences as a method of ethnographic research among Black women student leaders. The collegiate life stories of six African American women undergraduates experiencing gendernoir racial battle fatigue are described and analyzed. Combined are participant journaling, lived experiential interviews, and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Womens Education, Whites
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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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Dalpra, Abby; Vianden, Jörg – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This phenomenological study explored the intersecting privileged (racial) and oppressed (gender) identities of eight White college women. Through three interviews, this study aimed to understand how the participants experience socially conflicting identities. Findings indicated that the participants felt more connected to their gender than their…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Females, White Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Nicolazzo, Z. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Using a collective case study approach, this study explored a phenomenon called "compulsory heterogenderism," a neologism created to explain the ways in which gender identities and sexualities are consistently understood in and through each other. Put another way, although participants' sexualities (e.g., being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Case Studies, Sexual Orientation, Cultural Influences
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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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Ropers-Huilman, Rebecca; Winters, Kelly T.; Hakkola, Leah – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article explores the ways in which women's perceptions of their own bodies affect their experiences as students in higher education. Based on online focus group interviews with 25 college women, the authors use Foucault's concept of the "Panopticon" to consider how students internalize and enforce gendered expectations related to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Womens Studies, Student Experience
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Iverson, Susan V.; Seher, Christin L.; DiRamio, David; Jarvis, Kathryn; Anderson, Rachel – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article describes findings from a qualitative study of the experiences of female student veterans in the military and in college. Twelve women were interviewed from two public research universities. Findings revealed individuals "betwixt and between" the complex intersection of identities: in the military, grappling with a sense of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Females, Veterans, Military Service
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Sapp, Vicki T.; Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Dache-Gerbino, Amalia – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative study seeks to understand Latinas' college-going behaviors by examining their agency and role in securing opportunity for college. The authors examine the activation of agency among 16 urban Latinas when navigating the structures influencing college opportunity through a cultural ecological model. Examples of agency are…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Opportunities
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Acker, Sandra; Webber, Michelle; Smyth, Elizabeth – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Over the past 40 or so years, women's share of faculty positions in Canada and elsewhere has increased considerably, if not yet reaching parity. Yet working in the gendered university remains problematic. This article uses data from a qualitative research project in which 38 junior academics were interviewed about their responses to being on the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Family Work Relationship, Decision Making, Leaves of Absence
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Kennedy, Sheena; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
African American women have made great strides in their college enrollment and graduation rates despite social and economic barriers. This study explores Black women's reflections on their college adjustment processes during their sophomore year at a predominantly White university. The findings indicated that the way participants coped with the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, African American Students, Student Adjustment
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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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