Complicating identity exploration: An intersectional grounded theory centering queer students of color at historically white institutions Article

Duran, A, Jones, SR. (2020). Complicating identity exploration: An intersectional grounded theory centering queer students of color at historically white institutions . JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT, 61(3), 281-298. 10.1353/csd.2020.0028

cited authors

  • Duran, A; Jones, SR

authors

abstract

  • Using intersectionality as a framework, we examined how queer Students of Color at historically white institutions explored and made meaning of their intersecting identities in college. This research employed constructivist grounded theory to understand how 20 queer Collegians of Color at various HWIs explained the process of identity exploration and meaning making. Findings reveal that overlapping systems of power shaped identity exploration and that students engaged in a cycle of (un)learning in relationship to systemic influences. Stories suggested that by exploring their identities, participants developed meaning¬≠making structures needed to filter out oppressive influences.

publication date

  • January 1, 2020

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 281

end page

  • 298

volume

  • 61

issue

  • 3