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Minority Student Food Insecurity In Higher Education, Joe Sevillano Dec 2020

Minority Student Food Insecurity In Higher Education, Joe Sevillano

Master's Theses

The minority student population in higher education has been affected by food insecurity at a disproportionate rate. Several studies have captured some of the issues associated with the material deficit but fail to identify more in-depth contributing factors. Using the theoretical framework of intersectionality, the researcher examines the experience, interpretation, and navigation of food insecurity in a medium-sized university located in a major city on the west coast. The researcher interviewed three students that self-identified as having multiple minority identities and experiencing some level of food insecurity while pursuing a degree. Findings from three rounds of interviews gave further context ...


Financial Literacy For Latino Immigrants: A Guidebook For Esl Teachers, Anna Braden Dec 2020

Financial Literacy For Latino Immigrants: A Guidebook For Esl Teachers, Anna Braden

Master's Projects and Capstones

Latino immigrants face many financial challenges in the United States. Language barriers exclude them from jobs as well as financial and consumer markets. Lack of familiarity with the U.S. financial system or bad experiences with financial systems in their home countries can create mistrust and lead to Latino immigrants being unbanked or underbanked. Consumer vulnerabilities may also be exploited as immigrants turn to nonbank financial services such as predatory lenders (check cashers, payday lenders, etc.). Lack of access to jobs and marketplaces results in lower income and less wealth accumulation. Over time this results in wealth inequality between Latino ...


Socially Just Trauma-Informed Responses To Covid-19 With Undocumented Communities, Daniela Dominguez Oct 2020

Socially Just Trauma-Informed Responses To Covid-19 With Undocumented Communities, Daniela Dominguez

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Issue: Evaluating The Psychological Impact Of Covid 19, Saera R. Khan, Christine J. Yeh Sep 2020

Introduction To The Issue: Evaluating The Psychological Impact Of Covid 19, Saera R. Khan, Christine J. Yeh

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Evaluating COVID 19 in its entirety is an enormous undertaking--one which will take many years and many scholars from every academic discipline to fully convey the impact of this disaster. In this three-part Special Issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship, we present current understandings of the immediate impact of COVID 19. The authors of these contributions participated in a webinar series produced by the University of San Francisco’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence in March through May 2020. Scholars from various academic sub-disciplines were invited to discuss the impact ...


Promoting Community Engagement Through Basic User Tutorial Of Epa Geospatial Screening Tools, Jonas Nguyen Aug 2020

Promoting Community Engagement Through Basic User Tutorial Of Epa Geospatial Screening Tools, Jonas Nguyen

Master's Projects and Capstones

Social inequalities are riddled with health disparities and outcomes leading toward lower life expectancy. Communities of color, low income, and rural neighborhoods lack the voice and resources to effectively oppose industrial settlement which would likely lead to the release of toxic wastes into the water, air and ground ultimately affecting residential health. Empowering members through community engagement is a relatively new strategic process where researchers are finding mutual benefits in design, implementation, and results. This study aims to identify and promote tools for community engagement within the scope of environmental justice by working with EPA geospatial screening tools and designing ...


The Journey To Antiracism: White Identity Development For White Faculty Members At Predominantly White Higher Education Institutions, Morgan Harthorne Aug 2020

The Journey To Antiracism: White Identity Development For White Faculty Members At Predominantly White Higher Education Institutions, Morgan Harthorne

Master's Projects and Capstones

Students of color experience feelings of isolation, exhaustion, and tokenization in predominantly white higher education spaces (Smith, Yosso, Solorzano, 2006). Specifically, students of color feel ostracized and tokenized in the classroom. This experience contributes to an overall culture of Whiteness within higher education and leads to the lack of engagement and belonging of students of color. It also supports the systems of racism and White supremacy within the academy. This field project analyzes the experiences of students of color and provides a series of seven workshops for White faculty to begin their journey toward antiracism in the classroom. This field ...


Beluu El Diak Le Belumam: Reclaiming And Decolonizing Palauan-American Cultural Heritage, Connie Ngirchemat May 2020

Beluu El Diak Le Belumam: Reclaiming And Decolonizing Palauan-American Cultural Heritage, Connie Ngirchemat

Master's Theses

Prior to colonization, Palau practiced their own indigenous ways of knowledge and epistemologies in relation to their spirits, land, and community. Through Palau’s colonial and imperial relationships under Spain, Germany, Japan, and evidently the United States, these impacts throughout Palau’s history have affected the community’s traditional ways of knowing. From colonial influences, to the evident emigration of the Palauan diaspora, this created a new generation of Palauan-Americans, who were raised unfamiliar with their cultural heritage and language. This lack of cultural awareness for the Palauan-American diaspora raises concerns of loss of culture, sense of self and identity ...


Undocumented Asian Immigrants: Securing Higher Education And Cultural Citizenship, Ka Kui Lee May 2020

Undocumented Asian Immigrants: Securing Higher Education And Cultural Citizenship, Ka Kui Lee

Master's Theses

This research investigates how undocumented Asian immigrants navigate the obstacles of higher education. It inquires how undocumented Asian immigrant students navigated the higher education process and how institutional actors influenced their college experience, revealing the intimate interactions between undocumented students and the institutional actors. The political economy of their college application process is understood through the frameworks of liminal legality, narratives, cultural citizenship, borders and boundaries, and governmentality of migration, all of which frame the process of the data analysis.

Through the interviews of college-graduated undocumented Asian immigrants and ethnography at a local high school in the San Francisco Bay ...


Narratives Of Black Identifying Newcomer Youth, Saniyyah Lateef May 2020

Narratives Of Black Identifying Newcomer Youth, Saniyyah Lateef

Master's Theses

This study seeks to explore and understand the unique and individual experiences of Black identifying newcomer youth in the United States. Current research related to the experience of newcomers is limited in regards to Black identifying newcomers. Through narrative inquiry methodology, this study seeks to share the experiences of Black identifying newcomer youth. It does this while recognizing the omnipresence of racism in the United States, and acknowledging the influence of life prior experience on identity development. The intent of this study is to help educators and community members better understand the integration and assimilation processes of Black identifying newcomers ...


A Leadership Change. A Culture Shift...And A Police Riot: The Story Of How The Highest College Going High School In San Francisco Became The Lowest Graduating School In The District, Emmanuel Padilla May 2020

A Leadership Change. A Culture Shift...And A Police Riot: The Story Of How The Highest College Going High School In San Francisco Became The Lowest Graduating School In The District, Emmanuel Padilla

Master's Theses

Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, located in San Francisco’s Bayview, Hunters Point, scored the third lowest in the most recent Academic Performance Index (API) Report. Based on the median household income, the Bayview is a low-income community and according to San Francisco data, is a high crime neighborhood. The odds are against Marshall to provide exceptional service to their students, but it once did. In 2001, Marshall had the highest college-going rate in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Today, only 20% of its student body would be considered college ready. This study will look into what happened ...


Philippine Jesuit Schools Of Education: Heroic Institutions Of Learning And Leadership In Mission, Joaquin Jose Mari Casimiro Sumpaico Apr 2020

Philippine Jesuit Schools Of Education: Heroic Institutions Of Learning And Leadership In Mission, Joaquin Jose Mari Casimiro Sumpaico

Doctoral Dissertations

Philippine Jesuit schools of education are important training sanctuaries for future teachers. These schools help build a nation by nurturing educators in their student years so that these said teacher-students may be equipped as they pursue their vocation of journeying with the Philippine youth towards meaningful and heroic learning. There is limited research on these Philippine Jesuit schools of education and how these have created an impact in Philippine nation-building. The qualitative research draws attention to the four pillars of Heroic Leadership in these schools of education. It will look for practices of Self-awareness, Ingenuity, Love, and Heroism in the ...


Singing The Dark Times In There There, Rachel Brahinsky Feb 2020

Singing The Dark Times In There There, Rachel Brahinsky

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Rachel Brahinsky uses the Toni Morrison's ideas of map-making and place to consider Oakland as the center in Tommy Orange's There There.


Both And Neither, Sophie Engle Feb 2020

Both And Neither, Sophie Engle

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Sophie Engle writes about her experience with otherness and imposter syndrome in STEM.


Embodied Prayer In Tommy Orange’S There There: Reaching The All-The-Way-There Place, Christina Garcia Lopez Feb 2020

Embodied Prayer In Tommy Orange’S There There: Reaching The All-The-Way-There Place, Christina Garcia Lopez

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Christina Garcia Lopez considers embodied prayer as a place for belonging in There There by Tommy Orange instead of places that are geographically rooted.


Exploring Place And Identity In A Modern World: Usf Scholars Respond To There There By Tommy Orange, Saera R. Khan, Christine J. Yeh Feb 2020

Exploring Place And Identity In A Modern World: Usf Scholars Respond To There There By Tommy Orange, Saera R. Khan, Christine J. Yeh

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Using the novel as a source of inspiration, USF faculty across the university were invited to provide their research, artistic, and scholarly perspective through essays, reflections, or artistic pieces on themes about “place and identity in a modern world.”


“If We Learn For Ourselves, We Don’T Have To Be Taught”: Native Childhood And Pedagogies Of Becoming In Tommy Orange’S There There, Samira Abdur-Rahman Feb 2020

“If We Learn For Ourselves, We Don’T Have To Be Taught”: Native Childhood And Pedagogies Of Becoming In Tommy Orange’S There There, Samira Abdur-Rahman

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Samira Abdur-Rahman looks at how Native children and youth develop their identities in Tommy Orange's There There.


Parallel Worlds In Oakland, Rick Ayers Feb 2020

Parallel Worlds In Oakland, Rick Ayers

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Rick Ayers explores the layers of community and place in Oakland and how Tommy Orange's There There traces a world that Ayers did not know existed.


Memories, Stories, And The Search For Our Place, Monisha Bajaj Feb 2020

Memories, Stories, And The Search For Our Place, Monisha Bajaj

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Through the themes of home, displacement, and exile, Monisha Bajaj reflects on her family history and also her role as a scholar of migration and education in the Bay Area.


The Multifaceted Identity Of Trauma, Lisa De La Rue Feb 2020

The Multifaceted Identity Of Trauma, Lisa De La Rue

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Lisa de la Rue looks at the visibility and invisibility of communities of color in the Bay Area and the impact on an individual's identity.


There There: Tracing Structural Discrimination, Health, Identity, And Resilience, Erin Grinshteyn Feb 2020

There There: Tracing Structural Discrimination, Health, Identity, And Resilience, Erin Grinshteyn

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Erin Grinshteyn outlines structural discrimination and resulting health disparities in Native American populations in There There by Tommy Orange.


Emerging From Collective Derailment, Saera R. Khan Feb 2020

Emerging From Collective Derailment, Saera R. Khan

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Saera Khan outlines collective derailment in the characters of There There by Tommy Orange.


Exploring Place And Identities In A Modern World: The Power Of Stories, Marisa Knight Feb 2020

Exploring Place And Identities In A Modern World: The Power Of Stories, Marisa Knight

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Marisa Knight writes about the psychological processes of narrative and engagement with literature.


Indian, Vijaya Nagarajan Feb 2020

Indian, Vijaya Nagarajan

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Vijaya Nagarajan traces her personal identity, religious studies scholarship, and the ritual life.


Things To Do In Weatherford, Oklahoma, Dean Rader Feb 2020

Things To Do In Weatherford, Oklahoma, Dean Rader

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Poem by Dean Rader


Indian Present, Indian Presence, Michael Rozendal Feb 2020

Indian Present, Indian Presence, Michael Rozendal

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Michael Rozendal looks for Indian Oakland that is present here and now in the Bay Area.


American Indian And African American Urban Spatial Imaginaries, Tanu Sankalia Feb 2020

American Indian And African American Urban Spatial Imaginaries, Tanu Sankalia

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Tanu Sankalia explores American Indian urban spatial imaginary in Tommy Orange's There There through the architect Walter Hood on West Oakland built environments and African American urban spatial imaginary.


Self And Belonging In Movement, Christine J. Yeh Feb 2020

Self And Belonging In Movement, Christine J. Yeh

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Christine Yeh writes about displacement and new identities created through movement in There There by Tommy Orange.


Resituating The Expert: What Educational Consulting Work With Tribal Communities Has Taught Me About Being An Educator, Desiree D. Zerquera Feb 2020

Resituating The Expert: What Educational Consulting Work With Tribal Communities Has Taught Me About Being An Educator, Desiree D. Zerquera

Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship

Desiree D. Zerquera's experience as an educational consultant for Tribal Colleges and Universities forces her to reconsider the idea of being an "expert."


A Convergence Of Conceptual Frameworks: Neurocognitive, Metacognitive And Social Cultural Techniques In Vocabulary Teaching And Learning, Malihe Eshghavi Jan 2020

A Convergence Of Conceptual Frameworks: Neurocognitive, Metacognitive And Social Cultural Techniques In Vocabulary Teaching And Learning, Malihe Eshghavi

Doctoral Dissertations

This mixed methods study investigated the effectiveness of neurocognitive, metacognitive and sociocultural techniques in vocabulary instruction at the high-intermediate level of English as a second language learners’ vocabulary learning and recall at a community college in Northern California. While previous studies offered and demonstrated different methods, those studies emphasized only one particular vocabulary learning modality. As a result, most ESL learners learn vocabulary passively but not actively. No study has proposed to explore the inclusion of the neurocognitive, metacognitive and sociocultural techniques on vocabulary learning and recall, in order to analyze the resulting effects of these proposed instruction techniques among ...


Mental Health Outcomes Of Various Types Of Fear Among University Students Who Have An Undocumented Legal Status During The Donald Trump Presidency, Liliana Campos Jan 2020

Mental Health Outcomes Of Various Types Of Fear Among University Students Who Have An Undocumented Legal Status During The Donald Trump Presidency, Liliana Campos

Doctoral Dissertations

Having an undocumented legal status is a risk factor for mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety among university students. Much of the literature on the experiences of university students who hold an undocumented legal status has primarily focused on better understanding the educational, social, financial, and legal challenges among undergraduate students. The literature has addressed how some of these difficulties impact components of their social and mental health wellness. Yet, there is still a dearth of research focused on further understanding the experiences of students who hold an undocumented legal status from a psychological perspective, and specifically, with ...