Building Positive Gender Expressions Among Mexican-American College Students

Nezahualcóyotl Paniagua-Jiménez, University of Texas at El Paso


This thesis explores the need for college programs to nurture and support positive gender expressions among Mexican-American college students. It does so through a historical and cultural analysis of gender identities and expressions within the Mexican community and how they impact the lives of Mexican-American college students. Additionally, it offers an exploration of potential practices and programs that support the development of positive identity and gender expressions, with a lens of intersectionality, to ensure students are allowed to critically explore and develop gender identities that move away from domination/subservience power structures and that are founded on their unique cultural background.

Subject Area

Education|Ethnic studies|Gender studies

Recommended Citation

Paniagua-Jiménez, Nezahualcóyotl, "Building Positive Gender Expressions Among Mexican-American College Students" (2024). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI31293701.