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First-generation college Latinas/xs's self-reported reasons for joining a Latina-focused sorority
Jarmakani, AmiraPerez, Ramona L.
Current research on Latinas/xs in Latina-focused sororities highlight the impact of these sororities on its members’ academic persistence and ethnic development in college. This thesis expands on this research by taking a feminist analytical approach to studying Latinas’ self-reported reasons for joining a specific Latina-focused sorority at a public university. Using a Chicana/Latina Feminist Epistemology, including Gloria Anzaldúan thought and plática methodology, this case study is conducted through an autohistoria to reflect my own experience along with in-depth interviews with five formerly active members of the same sorority. The data provides insight on the impact the sorority had on these participants’ lives and ideas in general, with an emphasis on their views on sex and sexual agency, a topic not explored in existing literature on first-generation Latina/x college students in Latina-focused sororities.
Arts and Letters
San Diego State University
Master of Arts (M.A.) San Diego State University, 2020
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