Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Stephanie Abraham, Ph.D.
Committee Member 1
Joseph Youngblood, Esq./Ph.D.
Committee Member 2
Susan Browne, Ed.D.
Committee Member 3
James Coaxum III, Ph.D.
African American-Black, colonization, oppression-oppressed, plantation, supremacy, systems
Racism; Doctoral students; Universities and colleges--United States
Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Higher Education
In this dissertation, methodologically, I combined Blackgirl autoethnography, Herstory methods, and arts-based inquiry to tell my story of my experiences of racism as a doctoral student at a predominantly white institution. Theoretically, I framed my experience with elements of Critical Race Theory, Whiteness as Property, Bodies out of Place Theory, Anti-Blackness, and the notion of the akkkademy as an extension of the Plantation. Using my experiences at this institution coupled with my social justice activism and organizing experience, I created an Oppression Plantation Paradigm (OPP) Model which outlaid how the plantation existed coupled with how enslavement via forms of policing are still in operation in today's systems, to include akkkademia. Gatekeepers operating as gate openers (Beauboeuf-Lafontant, 1997, p. 8) still profess equity and justice, yet these words are nothing more than buzzwords and rhetoric.
Dean, Angeline M., "THE WHITENESS OF AKKKADEMIA AND THE MAKING OF A SLAVE. A NONTRADITIONAL BLACKGIRL'S AUTOETHNOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF THE PLANTATION AS SHE SCREAMS: I WAS NEVER DOWN WITH OPP! THE OPPRESSION PLANTATION PARADIGM THAT SOUGHT TO EQUATE MY BLACK BODY TO OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 3046.
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