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Am I Not A Woman And A Sister And An Immigrant?: Approaching Intimate Partner Violence In Black Immigrant Communities Within An Intersectional Framework, Azzah Nasraddin Jan 2017

Am I Not A Woman And A Sister And An Immigrant?: Approaching Intimate Partner Violence In Black Immigrant Communities Within An Intersectional Framework, Azzah Nasraddin

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This Honors thesis presents a review of the literature on the magnitude and impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Black immigrant communities in the U.S. I argue that IPV must be approached within an intersectional framework in order to account for the ways in which multidimensional identities and experiences occur in conjunction with abuse. The intersectional identities of Black Immigrant Women (BIW); as Black, foreign, and woman, render them essentially invisible in U.S. immigration discourse and especially vulnerable to IPV due to multifaceted layers of oppression as well as specific cultural and religious implications. This thesis first ...