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“I’m a Black female who happens to be Muslim”: Multiple Marginalities of an Immigrant Black Muslim Woman on a Predominantly White Campus
Keon M. McGuire, Saskias Casanova and Charles H.F. Davis III
The Journal of Negro Education
Vol. 85, No. 3, Why We Can’t Wait: (Re)Examining the Opportunities and Challenges for Black Women and Girls in Education (Summer 2016), pp. 316-329
Published by: Journal of Negro Education
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7709/jnegroeducation.85.3.0316
Page Count: 14
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Often scholarship concerning religion and spirituality overwhelmingly privileges White, male, Christian students’ perspectives and fail to interrogate the interplay of cultural, gender, and racial dynamics within these investigations. Even further, very few studies examine the experiences of those who occupy multiple marginalized social categories. Therefore, this study seeks to advance our collective knowledge by closely engaging the narrative of an individual case of a Black, Muslim, immigrant, female college student born in Saudi Arabia. Using intersectionality, particularly Collins’ matrix of domination, as the basis of the theoretical framework, we present findings that relate to how her gendered, religious, immigrant, racial, and ethnic identities influenced interactions across multiple communities and the strategies she used to navigate diverse educational spaces.
© The Journal of Negro Education, 2016