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Abstract Title: Examining the intersectionality of physics students’ multiple identities at MSIs.
Abstract: Recent research in PER has examined the experiences of minority and majority physicists and physics students at predominantly-White institutions (PWIs). Few such investigations have been conducted at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and even fewer have investigated students who identify as LBGT+. Texas State University was named a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2010 and minority enrollment is currently 47%.  Our current project uses the critical physics identity framework introduced by Hyater-Adams and colleagues to analyze the personal narratives of minority and LGBT+ students in the TXST physics department to better understand their experiences at a minority-serving institution. Through semi-structured interviews, we will examine how students negotiate their multiple identities as physics students, and how the intersectionality of their gender, race, and sexual orientation affects their identity and their perceptions of physics culture. We will compare our findings to existing research on physics students at PWIs.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A69

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Xandria R. Quichocho
Texas State University
900 Peques St
Apt. 801
Phone: 2108572272
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eleanor W. Close
Jessica Conn