3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 227 Burton Hall
Assistant Professor Rashne Jehangir presents
"Narratives and Counter narratives: Using pedagogy and space to tell the stories of first-generation college students."
First-generation, low-income, college students are by no means a homogenous group. Despite their heterogeneity, aspects of their narratives weave together to form a pattern reflective of both the richness they bring to campuses and the obstacles they encounter in college. Jehangir will draw on her longitudinal research study conducted in three phases to describe the experience of first-generation, low-income college students, and to bring attention to the ways in which pedagogy and multicultural curriculum can cultivate place in the academy. Qualitative analysis of students' perceptions of college and their critiques of the academy will invite discussion of how institutions might bridge the gaps and grasp the unique strengths of these students.
PsTL hosts a research presentation once a month. More details on this event can be found here.