For us, by us: Exploring constructions of student activism and university support

  • Berenice Andaluz Ruiz Baylor University
  • Kai-Wei Cheng Indiana University
  • B. Cheree Copeland Terrell Towson University
  • Kevin A Lewis Tulane University
  • Maxwell C Mattern University of California Berkeley
  • Anthony M Wright University of Wisconsin, Madison
Keywords: student activism, islamophobia, identity, intersectionality, student organizations, Black Lives Matter

Abstract

Across the country, identity-based activist movements have impacted the mobilization of student activists on college campuses. This article focuses on students’ construction of activism and their perceptions of support from administration, faculty, and staff. The researchers employed a constructivist framework and revealed four domains highlighting student’s experiences with activism on campus. Our recommendations describe ways campus stakeholders can better support student efforts for social change.

Published
2017-12-01
How to Cite
Ruiz, B. A., Cheng, K.-W., Terrell, B. C. C., Lewis, K. A., Mattern, M. C., & Wright, A. M. (2017). For us, by us: Exploring constructions of student activism and university support. Higher Education Politics & Economics, 3(2), 239-260. https://doi.org/10.32674/hepe.v3i2.11
Section
Research Papers