Blocking intersections: Constrained identity development of undocumented college students
American Educational Research Association Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
Date of Presentation
Undocumented students face multiple barriers that limit access to higher education. Using intersectionality as a framework, the overarching goal of this case study of a group of undocumented students attending a selective postsecondary institution is to understand how a hyper-focus on undocumented status shapes identity expression and the student experience. Findings suggest that collaborating with other undocumented students creates as support system; however, the political and social context of postsecondary education results in a hyper-focus on undocumented status that limits personal and professional development.
Hallett, Ronald E., "Blocking intersections: Constrained identity development of undocumented college students" (2011). Benerd School of Education Faculty Presentations. 35.