Testimonios of First-Generation Chicana Faculty in Counselor Education: A Narrative Inquiry

dc.contributor.advisorTrepal, Heather
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Jessenia
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCervantes, Marco
dc.contributor.committeeMemberInteriano-Shiverdecker, Claudia
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZambrano, Elias
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2003-9709
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T21:10:58Z
dc.date.available2024-02-09T21:10:58Z
dc.date.issued2020
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dc.description.abstractLatinas/os are the most underrepresented ethnic group among those pursuing higher education. Additionally, Latinas in faculty positions make up a mere 2.2% of all faculty. Literature on Latinas and Chicanas in academia highlights the navigation of academic and cultural spaces, continued marginalization and isolation, and political perseverance. However, the field of counseling has yet to examine the experiences of Latinas/os in counselor education. This qualitative study examined women who identify as: (a) Chicana, (b) first generation college graduate and (c) tenured or on the tenure-track faculty in a counselor education program. Ten Chicana faculty members were interviewed and their testimonios were analyzed through narrative analysis of personal and academic experiences. The finding provided the following themes: utilizing community cultural wealth as first-generation students and faculty; identity development within the borderlands with subthemes (a) education and family, (b) professional and personal identity, and (c) cultivating cultural identity; and disrupting systems through advocacy. Implications for Chicana faculty recruitment and retention are provided.
dc.description.departmentCounseling
dc.format.extent335 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9798641084404
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3472
dc.languageen
dc.subjectChicana faculty
dc.subjectCounselor Education
dc.subjectNarritive inquiry
dc.subjectTestimonios
dc.subject.classificationCounseling psychology
dc.subject.classificationHigher education
dc.subject.classificationHispanic American studies
dc.titleTestimonios of First-Generation Chicana Faculty in Counselor Education: A Narrative Inquiry
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentCounseling
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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