Presentation Title

Umuwi: Coming Home: Decolonizing Filipinx-American Identity

Location

Online - Session 4B

Start Date

4-21-2021 2:30 PM

Major Field of Study

Communication and Media Studies

Student Type

Undergraduate - Honors

Faculty Mentor(s)

Katherine Lewis, PhD

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This study investigates Filipinx-American identity using contextual understandings of decolonization as a conceptual framework. We will explore some of the long-term consequences of colonization on identity in the Filipinx-American community, including labeling theory’s current psychologies within the community, the formation of certain ideologies, and the attempts to reconcile transgenerational trauma and dismantle negative ideologies within the community. Seven participants were selected through non-probability sampling and were interviewed individually over Zoom video conferencing. Participant interviews revealed five interconnected themes regarding how identity is formed and sustained. Given the complexity of identity, more research is needed to explain other nuances of the Filipinx-American identity.

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Apr 21st, 2:30 PM

Umuwi: Coming Home: Decolonizing Filipinx-American Identity

Online - Session 4B

This study investigates Filipinx-American identity using contextual understandings of decolonization as a conceptual framework. We will explore some of the long-term consequences of colonization on identity in the Filipinx-American community, including labeling theory’s current psychologies within the community, the formation of certain ideologies, and the attempts to reconcile transgenerational trauma and dismantle negative ideologies within the community. Seven participants were selected through non-probability sampling and were interviewed individually over Zoom video conferencing. Participant interviews revealed five interconnected themes regarding how identity is formed and sustained. Given the complexity of identity, more research is needed to explain other nuances of the Filipinx-American identity.