Educational Studies (General Education)
School of Education
African American Women Black
This research study utilized a critical race studies approach to explore the lived experiences of African American women undergraduate students at a predominantly White institution. The purpose of this study is to investigate challenges experienced by African American women at these institutions, and the support they require in order to develop a sense of belonging at these institutions.
Five African American women undergraduate students from Incline University (pseudonym) were selected to participate in this research study using criterion sampling (Patton, 2002). Data was collected using semi-structured interviews and analyzed through an interruptive phenomenological approach (Creswell, 1998; Merriam & Associates, 2002; Patton, 1990, 2002; Willig, 2001). The outcomes of the study suggest (1) women require a support system; (2) their experiences regarding racism and discrimination on campus have a negative impact; and (3) barriers across peer and faculty interactions make it difficult when finding support on campus.
Hewitt, N. (2021). Making Space and Place for African American Women at Predominately White Institutions (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/2013