Lessons learned: Research within an urban, African American district

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For an African American female researcher whose race, class, and gender work as oppressive intersecting units shaping my contextualized experiences, meaning-making, and self-definition, the implications of my work with African American communities are complicated. In this article, I draw on culturally sensitive research practices, critical race theory, and Black feminist theory to deconstruct how race-gender-social class informed my own field experience. To these ends, I hope to advance the theoretical discussion of qualitative research with urban African American communities beyond abstraction to serious implications for practice and policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-643
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Black feminist theory
  • critical race theory
  • culturally responsive practices
  • intersectionality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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