Date of Award
Morgridge College of Education, Higher Education
Black undergraduate students, Critical race theory, Critical whiteness, Identity enactments, Nigrescence, Political science
In this research, I develop a methodology that I call Race-Grounded Phenomenology (RGP). The scope of this study investigates how Black undergraduate students navigate the discipline of political science. An eclectic array of critical theories of race unveil the ways in which Black undergraduate students exhibit flair and tenacity, or what I call Black Finesse. The eclectic array of critical theories of race utilized in this study include critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, and identity enactments. However, this study focuses on the Black student experience amidst the socialization of political science or what I call the political science paradigm. This study leans on catalytic validity as a measure to determine the value and validity of the study from the lens of the participants rather than relying on normative measures of validity. The study is focused within Colorado and draws participants from five four-year institutions of higher education. The implications and recommendations of the study calls for a shift in the political science paradigm to make Black minds, bodies, and souls matter in the discipline.
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Janiece Zalina Mackey
Received from ProQuest
Mackey, Janiece Zalina, "Black Finesse Amidst the Political Science Paradigm: A Race-Grounded Phenomenology" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1801.
Public policy, Curriculum development