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Abstract Title: Who does physics: Understanding the composition of a physicist through the lens of women of color and female LGBQ+ physicists.
Abstract: Historically, research on "underrepresented" students in physics is conducted primarily at Predominately White Institutions and has focused on two separate identities; gender or race. Because of this, the unique intersections experienced by Women of Color (WoC) has been largely ignored. In addition, the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Queer (LGBQ+) physicists in a collegiate setting are virtually non-existent. This paper will present common themes in the idea of who does physics through the lens of WoC and female LGBQ+ physicists currently enrolled in or have been enrolled in, a Physics Program at a large Hispanic Serving Institution. Participants engage in semi-structured interviews and are asked questions about their perceptions of their physics environments, available support systems, and how they describe a physicist. The analysis employs the theory of Intersectionality and examines the narratives through a critical race and queer lens to fully understand the lived experiences of our participants.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A18
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Xandria R Quichocho
Texas State University
1951 Hunter Road
Apt. 7301
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 2108572272
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jessica Conn*
Erin M. Schipull*
Eleanor W. Close*

*Texas State University

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