Negotiating Asian American identities: Collaborative self-study of Korean immigrant scholars' reading group on AsianCrit

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Kim, Taeyeon
Jang, Soo Bin
Jung, Jin Kyeong
Son, Minhye
Lee, Sun Young
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2023-05-01
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Collaboration , Higher education , Immigration , Korean cultural groups , Mentor , Peers , Reading , Solidarity
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The purpose of this study is to understand how Korean immigrant women early career scholars in higher education in the United States explore their Asian American identities in the identity-based community space. The study considered qualitative data generated by five authors in a collaborative reading group learning more about AsianCrit literature. Our analysis revealed that AsianCrit was used as a tool for revisiting our racialized experiences, negotiating tensions around key constructs of AsianCrit informed by transnational perspectives, and embracing Asian American identities in pursuit of solidarity. The findings contribute to expanding the scholarship of AsianCrit by highlighting its utility and possibilities to support transnational or first-generation Asian immigrants’ identity exploration in higher education. Moreover, the findings signify the identity-informed peer mentoring as a way to build Asian solidarity. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved)

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Kim, T., Jang, S. B., Jung, J. K., Son, M., & Lee, S. Y. (2023). Negotiating Asian American identities: Collaborative self-study of Korean immigrant scholars' reading group on AsianCrit. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000481
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Educational Publishing Foundation
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1938-8926
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