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Being A Deaf Woman in College is Hard. Being Black Just Adds: The Complexities of Intersecting the Margins

Abstract The majority of Black D/deaf female students who enter college do not obtain college degrees; as many of them drop out of college citing irreconcilable differences with faculty, staff and peers (Barnartt, 2006; Williamson, 2007). Although, many of these inequities are being addressed in current scholarship, traditionally social scientists have analyzed issues of race, gender, class, sexuality or disability by isolating each factor and treating them as if they are independent of each other (Thornton Dill & Zambrana, 2009). This qualitative dissertation study investigates the everyday lives of Black D/deaf female students on a college campus. The study is based on data gathered during four focus group interviews with twenty-two total part... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Chapple, Reshawna L (Author) / Romero, Mary (Advisor) / Artiles, Alfredo J (Committee member) / Gustavsson, Nora (Committee member) / James, Stanlie M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / African American studies / Women's studies / Black Women / Deaf Women / Identity / Institutional Discrimination / Intersectionality / Microaggressions
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Justice Studies 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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