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Taylor, Elizabeth A.; Hardin, Robin; Rode, Cheryl R. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Sexual harassment and incivility in the workplace are the unwanted sexual attention and bullying of employees by their superior. There are times, however, when the roles are reversed and the superior is the target of such behavior. Contrapower harassment refers to subordinate incivility and/or sexual attention directed toward a superior. The focus…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Teacher Student Relationship, Athletics, Administrator Education
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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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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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Dortch, Deniece; Patel, Chirag – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Because little work exists on the sense of belonging focusing on just Black undergraduate women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), especially at highly selective predominantly white institutions (PWIs), this study takes a phenomenological approach to understand the lived experiences of Black undergraduate women in STEM by…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education
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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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Hirshfield, Laura Ellen – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Using participant observation and interview data, the author explores interactional styles that men and women chemists-in-training (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) use to navigate expertise within their research groups. The author finds that men are more likely than women to employ styles that feature their expertise when in group…
Descriptors: Females, Scientists, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction
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Mena, Jasmine A.; Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This study used critical ethnography to document microaggressions experienced by women Staff and Faculty of Color at a predominantly White institution of higher education. This article focuses on invisibility, a specific type of microaggression, which emerged as a prominent finding. Participant narratives explicated three manifestations of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Aggression, Minority Group Teachers, 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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Mena, Jasmine A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
The present study used critical ethnography and intersectionality theory to better understand the experiences of Women of Color (WOC) in the academy. WOC experience numerous and significant challenges in the academy that have the potential to stifle their career growth. Claiming increased acceptance and diversity in the academy without a…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Womens Studies, Ethnography, Phenomenology
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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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