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Journal Cover InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information
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   ISSN (Print) 1548-3320
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  • Language, Learning, and Literacy: Understanding the Social Linguistic
           Context of African-American Students as a Value in Library Services to
           Diverse Children in the United States. Lee, Shari A

    • Abstract: This paper considers the impact of language on literacy and learning within the contexts of linguistic theory, language acquisition theory, and social cognition as having a causal relationship with low achievement in reading, writing, and speaking Standard American English.  In expanding the concept of literacy, this paper is premised on the notion that African-Americans, who exhibit difficulty learning to read, write, and speak Standard American English, qualify as English Language Learners in the United States. As such, these individuals are entitled to the same considerations as other English Language Learners. Drawing on the 1996 Oakland Resolution on Ebonics and tracing the events that followed its passing, this research aims to provide librarians and library and information science (LIS) educators a contextual framework of African-American students that will be useful in building the unique skills, knowledge, and abilities that today’s librarians need – if they are to effectively provide the cutting-edg...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
  • Catching a Case: Inequality and Fear in New York City’s Child Welfare
           System. By Tina Lee. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2016. Pp. v +
           245. $25.00 (paperback).. Maldonado, Katherine

    • PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
  • Editor's Note Winter 2017. Wood, Stacy E.

    • PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
  • Listening for What is Being Asked: Understanding LGBT* Students
           Interactions with Student Affairs Professionals. McLaughlin, Conor

    • Abstract: This article explores the findings of a qualitative study conducted to better understand how students who identify as members of the LGBT* community and as people of color describe the ways in which student affairs professionals can meet their needs for persistence through college. This study also sought to assess how the students’ perception of the race, gender identity, and sexual orientation of the student affairs professionals impacted the degree to which the students felt their needs were being met. Using a hypothesis coding structure, the researcher explored whether students would describe their needs being met through practices of transgressive teaching, a style of engaged pedagogy described in the seminal text Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks. This article will also make recommendations for future research and for student affairs practice.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
  • Microaggressions, Marginality, and Mediation at the Intersections:
           Experiences of Black Fat Women in Academia. Senyonga, Mary

    • Abstract: This study bridges scholarship on the topic of racial microaggressions and conceptions of body size in relation to gender by focusing on the lived experiences of Black fat women as they navigate academic settings. Previous literature on body size rarely accounts for how other social identities such as race, class, ability, and sexuality impact the particular manifestations of discrimination that is experienced. Further, literature on the experiences of marginalization due to body size primarily focuses on perceptions of health and beauty. Informed by Critical Race Theory, Black Feminism, and Fat Studies the narratives of three Black women who have completed their bachelor’s degree were captured through counterstorytelling, a methodology born out of Critical Race Theory to purposefully center the experiences of People of Color and directly challenge dominant and oppressive ideologies. This study presents the possibilities of how this reality represents a necessary facet of marginalization that should be furth...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
  • Naming Experience: Registering Resistance and Mobilizing Change with
           Qualitative Tools. Paris, Britt S.; Pierre, Jennifer

    • Abstract: This project draws from our work investigating the state of collected data on policeofficer-involved homicides (POIH) in Los Angeles County and using action research to involvecommunity members in understanding and deploying data in new and meaningful ways. In thispaper, we develop the conceptual bounds for a project that addresses the reports our team hasencountered detailing police harassment of students and faculty at UCLA. A common thread inthese reports is that individuals wish to share their experiences with police harassment at UCLA,but feel they have few spaces to voice their concerns or channel them into productive tools forchange. This paper reviews literature in fields of critical legal storytelling, as well as informationand archival studies’ practices of data management for social justice to conceptualize a projectthat will tackle the issue of police harassment at UCLA through the creation of a mobileapplication for reporting such incidents. We draw from this literature to develop a reporting too...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
  • Track Changes: a literary history of the word processor. Erickson, Seth

    • Abstract: Kirschenbaum, Matthew G., Track Changes: a literary history of the word processor. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0-674-41707-6
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
  • Identity, Social Activism, and the Pursuit of Higher Education: The
           Journey Stories of Undocumented and Unafraid Community Activists by Susana
           M. Muñoz. Peumsang, Pavitee

    • Abstract: This book explores how undocumented students make meaning of the intersection between their immigration status and their social identities as community activists under historical and current contexts of xenophobia. Susana M. Muñoz draws 39 interviews from 13 self-identified Latina/o undocumented and unafraid students across the United States. Students’ journey stories reveal how undocumented student identities and experiences are complex, fluid, and unique to the individual. The author applies queer and resistance theories to help readers understand how undocumented students engage in the “coming out” process as a strategic political action for recognition and visibility. Findings provide recommendations for K-12 and higher education practice, policy, and future research for the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion of undocumented students.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Rapport at the core: Relationships in service-learning program
           development. Lillo, Sarah

    • Abstract: This in-depth qualitative case study of a unique service-learning director explored the factors that enabled her to cultivate a thriving multi-faceted program at a major research university. Through repeat interviews, participant observation, and document analysis, it became apparent that the relational components of this director’s work were critical in her program framing and successes. This article explores the director’s social orientation and approaches to rapport building. In so doing, it highlights the importance of relationships and rapport-building strategies on service-learning endeavors. The study ultimately underscores the potential of positive rapport and accordingly, calls for more attention to the relational aspects of program facilitation.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Rethinking the Ethics of Internationalization: Five Challenges for Higher
           Education. Stein, Sharon

    • Abstract: In this paper I consider the need to rethink existing ethical approaches to the internationalization of higher education. In particular, I consider the risk that the same developmentalist assumptions that reproduce the highly uneven global higher education landscape also shape many of our efforts to address these inequities. To do so, I situate the current moment within a longer history of colonial relations and identify five pressing ethical challenges for higher education scholars and institutions to address. Ultimately, I suggest the need to be more attentive to the harmful investments and colonial frames of reference that keep us from imagining a radically different ethics of internationalization.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Review: Boundary Objects and Beyond: Working with Leigh Star, Edited by
           Geoffrey C. Bowker, Stefan Timmermans, Adele E. Clarke, and Ellen Balka.
           Montoya, Robert

    • Abstract: Review: Boundary Objects and Beyond: Working with Leigh Star, Edited by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Stefan Timmermans, Adele E. Clarke, and Ellen Balka
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • The Spatiality of Schooling: A Quest for Equitable Classrooms and High
           Expectations for Low-Income Students of Color. Liou, Daniel D.; Marsh,
           Tyson E.J.; Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene

    • Abstract: A significant missing link in the work of school reform is understanding how students relate with learning spaces and their teachers' beliefs to harness a positive self-concept of academic achievement. This article draws from the traditions of spatiality, educational studies, and the concept of social identity contingency to generate new ways to understand how students interpret and experience their teachers' expectations for learning. Based on a multiple case studies design of two urban classrooms, the researchers discovered the spatial behaviors of students and teachers are greatly influenced by the expectations they had of each other, and by extension, the spatial arrangement of learning opportunities as manifestations of their expectations in learning contexts. In effect, this study aims to shed light on the importance of co-creating classroom spaces with students of color that take into account its multiple dimensions and the salience of teachers' expectations for learning.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Spring 2016 Editor's Note. Cifor, Marika; Ilano, Lauren; Wood, Stacy

    • Abstract: Spring 2016 Editor's Note
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Traversing a Political Pipeline: An Intersectional and Social
           Constructionist Approach Toward Technology Education for Girls of Color.
           Garcia, Patricia; Scott, Kimberly

    • Abstract: First, this paper argues that applications of SCOT in feminist science and technology studies have largely focused on analyzing how gender and technology are coproduced, resulting in lack of scholarship that examines the mutually constitutive relationship between technology, gender and other intersecting categories, such as race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and ability. Second, this paper argues that an intersectional view of technology can dismantle the language of objectivity deeply embedded in technological artifacts by revealing how identity categories, such as gender, race, and ethnicity, are integral components of “the social shaping of technology” and by extension participation in technological initiatives (Faulkner, p. 90, 2001). Finally, through a brief discussion of CompuGirls, a culturally responsive technology program for girls of color, this paper demonstrates how an intersectional, social constructionist approach to technology education can challenge stereotypes of girls of color as pa...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Acting up, Talking Back: TITA, TIARA, and the Value of Gossip. Cifor,

    • Abstract: This article examines through an archival lens Tell it to ACT UP and TIARA, the weekly internal papers of the New York and Los Angeles chapters of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). During their short lives, from 1990 to 1992, the papers published news, suggestions, commentary, complaints, and gossip. In spite it challenge to the core archival concept of reliability, this article asserts that gossip provides unique evidence of affect, sex and sexuality, and offers deeper understandings of the individual and group dynamics that made and unmade ACT UP. Gossip, affect, and bodily experience are all knowledges and ways of knowing that have been feminized are therefore frequently devalued and derided in scholarship and practice. The form, content, and tone of these papers are used to make an argument for the value of gossip as a discursive practice. This article contributes to the growing literature in archival studies on conceptualizing and contending with human experiences—especially affects, sex, and...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Coyolxauhqui: Challenging Patriarchy by Re-imagining her birth story.
           Vega, Christine

    • Abstract: By employing a Chicana Feminist Epistemology (CFE) and Gloria Anzaldúas Coyolxauhqui analysis in theory, I offer a narrative and examination of the ways to challenge patriarchy through birth stories. More importantly, discuss the ways we build on scholarship offered by Chicanas and Indigena identified women who may or may not be mothers of children, but rather as producers of knowledge; academic, spiritual, or self-fulfilling. In addition, I discuss the ways in which women can piece together the fragmented story of Coyolxauhqui, via the multiplicity of complicated, but critical identities, by sharing their stories.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • The Keeper of the Collections and the Delta Collection: Regulating
           Obscenity at the Library of Congress, 1940-1963. Adler, Melissa

    • Abstract: During and after World War II the Library of Congress held one of the largest collections of materials regarding sex and sexuality in the world. Largely composed of erotica and items considered to be pornographic or obscene, including books, motion pictures, photographs, and playing cards, the Library’s Delta Collection was separated from the general collection with highly restricted access. This collection was largely composed of materials seized by the Customs Bureau and the Postal Service, in addition to certain materials obtained through the Copyright Office, as the Library of Congress made the final decision regarding destruction, storage, and circulation of such items. The Delta Collection served to protect the materials from mutilation, preserve the cultural record, protect citizens from harmful obscenity, and function as a repository of sample materials for consultation by federal agencies. From evidence supplied by archival papers of the Keeper of the Collections, the office charged with maintaining ...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia: A Cultured Critique edited
           by Brenda L. H. Marina. Campos, Magali

    • Abstract: Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia: A Cultured Critiqued (2015) edited by Brenda L. H. Marina, is a comprehensive examination of women’s experiences in various stages in academia and the way in which mentoring can serve as a tool to break the glass ceiling that keep many women from reaching high positions in academia.Over a qualitative approach this book brings together narratives and counternarratives of women in academia to explore the ways mentorship can help the diversity gap for women by drawing from their own experiences.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • "The Myth of Oneness ”: Erasure of Indigenous and Ethnic Identities in
           Digital Feminist Discourse. Pierre, Jennifer

    • Abstract: This paper described numerous issues in traditional and social media representation of the One Billion Rising movement regarding the representation of global feminist agendas. Using this movement as a primary case study, an argument describing the proposed myth of ‘oneness’ embedded within the movement and exposing the issues within this myth are discussed.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Review: Indexing It All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation,
           Information, and Data, by Ronald E. Day. Erickson, Seth

    • Abstract: Day, Ronald E. Indexing It All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation, Information, and Data. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2014. 170 pp. ISBN 978-0-262-02821-9
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Special Issue on Gender in Education and Information Studies:
           Interrogating Knowledge Production, Social Structures and Equitable
           Access. Wood, Stacy E.; Cifor, Marika; Ilano, Lauren

    • Abstract: N/A
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Textiles of Change: How Arpilleras can Expand Traditional Definitions of
           Records. Doolan, Elizabeth

    • Abstract: In the 1970s, Chilean women began creating textiles known as arpilleras (from the Spanish word for burlap) as a way of documenting their lives and experiences. Under the Pinochet regime (1973-1990), arpilleras depicting the difficult, often violent, experiences of Chilean women began to gain global recognition. Through an internship with the Tower Museum archives in Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland, I worked with a collection of arpilleras that had been donated by Roberta Bacic, a Chilean lecturer currently living in Northern Ireland who has focused her research on arpilleras. Considered to be both museum artifacts and archival records, these textile works challenge classical professional distinctions drawn between the two categories. Situating their dual categorizations within a combined museum and archival setting allows us to rethink the ways in which traditional definitions of archival records may not only exclude women's voices but also fail to consider how gendered activities and expressions might ...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
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