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Date of Graduation
Master of Arts (MA)
School of Communication Studies
This thesis is a performance autoethnography that examines and unpacks my experiences as a Black woman who attends a predominantly white institution. Through narratives, letters, and photos, I reveal and analyze the ways in which I navigate both systems of domination and resistance between my interactions with spaces, people, discourses, and objects. As I use Critical Race Theory, intersectionality, and performance studies as my theoretical underpinnings, I can understand how my Black, female body is situated and contested within the institution that I refer to as Everywhere University. While this project shows my experiences with concepts such as racism, whiteness, tokenism, and silence, it also emphasizes how I use resistance in spaces of constraint.
Brown, Savannah, "Cycles of domination and resistance: A performance autoethnography of a Black woman at a PWI" (2022). Masters Theses, 2020-current. 164.
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