Date of Award
Educational Leadership and Administration
For a very long time, Chicanas have experienced longstanding marginalization and oppression in higher education. They have been subjected, degraded and their voice silenced due to long-standing discrimination and oppression. Thus, the number of Chicanas in leadership roles in higher education is dismal. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how I found my voice through testimonio and self-reflection of my endured experiences and challenges as a former Chicana administrator in student services at a Hispanic Serving Institution. This study employed the theoretical frameworks of consejos and consejitos (Delgado Gaitan, 1994; Sanches & amp; Hernandez, 2020) and a Chicana Feminist Epistemology (Delgado Bernal, 1998) as lenses for understanding how I found my voice through self-reflection (Anzaldua, 1987; Espino et al., 2012).The study was conducted using testimonio as a method and methodology. I utilized testimonio as the research design. Testimonio methodology offered a format to document and develop understanding about the effects of oppression and the inspiration of pedagogy of the home, through consejos and consejitos (Delgado Gaitan, 1994; Sanches & amp; Hernandez, 2020), which help me endure my personal and professional journeys. Through my testimonio I tell the story on how my motherâ??s guidance is indisputably the strength that carried me through hardships, heartbreaks, and difficult experiences throughout my life and as a former Chicana administrator in student services at a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Recieved from ProQuest
Cardoza, Carla, "Encontre Mi Voz: Consejitos De Mi Madre, Testimonio Del Margen: Experiences Of A Former Chicana Administrator In Student Services At A Hispanic Serving Institution" (2023). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 3771.