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Abstract Title: “We can’t just turn that off and then do some physics”: A counter-storytelling analysis of introductory physics as a white, cisheteropatriarchal space
Abstract Type: Plenary
Abstract: Research centering queer and trans* (QT) physics students has shed light on how undergraduate physics reinforces misogyny and cisheteronormativity, with emerging work on intersectionality capturing racialized dimensions for QT students of color. Introductory physics courses, as gatekeepers to STEM majors, have been important contexts in PER for exploring issues of equity, but QT students' experiences in these racialized and gendered spaces have not been considered. Positing a future direction for PER to advance queer and intersectional justice, this paper presents findings from an analysis that interrogates how introductory physics reinforces white cisheteropatriarchy in STEM experiences among QT students of color.
Session Time: Thursday Plenary Session
Room: Ambassador Ballroom
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Primary Contact: Luis A. Leyva
Vanderbilt University - Peabody College of Education & Human Development
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 6158758114