Date of Award

1-1-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Higher Education

First Advisor

Ryan E. Gildersleeve, Ph.D.

Keywords

Assemblage theory, Campus landscapes, Higher education, Hispanic-serving institutions

Abstract

Post-secondary educational spaces are often thought of as a backdrop to where education takes place. Architectural designs are seen as neutral sites; however, higher education institutions are sites of ideological production and therefore, fundamental exercises of power (Ford, 2017). The study of campus landscapes is relevant to uncovering and illuminating larger social issues of (in)equality in higher education. Literature regarding campus landscapes is scarce and this study seeks to demonstrate how the study of campus landscapes is both materially "real" and socially constructed. This study takes place at a four-year institution of higher education that has received the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation for more than a decade. Using new materialism and assemblage theory to examine the materiality of campus landscapes and the entanglement of the HSI designation will demonstrate how campus landscapes are open and complex systems with various lines of flight and are constantly becoming.

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Brenda Sifuentez

File size

191 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Higher education

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