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POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF TOGOLESE IMMIGRANT WOMEN AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Bayamna, Tela

2017, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Educational Leadership.
Educational researchers are beginning to investigate the lived experiences of African immigrants in the United States. Very few studies documenting the experiences of West African immigrant women are available. Thus, existing literature on West African immigrants is not representative of all immigrants from this part of Africa. By exploring Togolese immigrant women’s migration and educational experiences in the United States, this study expands that literature. Using narrative inquiry methodology and feminist theories of gender identity and intersectionality, I explore the experiences of five Togolese immigrant women who recently pursued post-secondary education in colleges and universities in the United States. The study highlights the strategies Togolese immigrant women create and employ to navigate the patriarchal terrain in U.S. society as African women, as well as the educational system as Black women. This project offers insight to educators interested in improving the educational experiences for diverse students in their colleges and universities. The findings of this study offer guidance to African female immigrants and specifically Togolese female immigrants on how to navigate gender expectations about education and family in the United States. Given that Togolese immigrant women are not well represented in immigration literature, this study gives voice and visibility to an underexplored population.
Lisa Weems (Advisor)
Denise Taliaferro Baszile (Committee Member)
Thomas Poetter (Committee Member)
Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis (Committee Member)
112 p.

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