publication . Doctoral thesis . 2019

"We Exist!": Sense of Belonging for Indian International LGBQ Students in U.S. Higher Education

Bhattar, Raja Gopal;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
This study explored perceptions of sense of belonging in academic and social contexts at West Coast University for Indian international LGBQ students in the United States with a focus on how institutional contexts and sociohistorical factors influence perceptions of sense of belonging on campus at the intersection of multiple identities. To address individual and institutional factors, a critical qualitative framework of Intersectionality (Crenshaw, 1989, 1991) and a constructivist qualitative framework of Sense of Belonging (Strayhorn, 2012) grounded this phenomenological study. The current study used intersectionality to highlight the multiple and intersecting...
free text keywords: Higher education, Organization theory, Indian Desi students, Indian international LGBQ students in the United States, international students, intersectionality, sense of belonging, sexuality sexual orientation
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