The multiple roles of chosen familia: exploring the interconnections of queer Latino men’s community cultural wealth

Antonio Duran, David Pérez

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Abstract

This study contributes to the literature on college students with multiple marginalized identities by investigating the experiences of queer Latino men as they created familial relationships during their time in college. Data from The National Study on Latino Male Achievement in Higher Education was used to elucidate how queer Latino men’s chosen family members fostered the community cultural wealth that helps them succeed at selective institutions. In addition to providing emotional and social support, chosen familia bolstered queer Latino college men’s navigational, aspirational, and resistant capital. By centering the stories of these participants using a narrative inquiry approach, this study offers important implications for staff and faculty at selective institutions as they seek to increase queer Latino men’s success in college.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-84
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • community cultural wealth
  • family
  • Latino men
  • narrative inquiry
  • Queer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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