A testimonio of a queer Chicana researcher in education

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This piece of scholarship provides the testimonio of being a queer Chicana in academia. There is a long history of claiming space, exposing injustice, and truth telling in many Latinx cultures. As an ethnographic methodology testimonios have been used to provide insight of the experiences of marginalized communities. In bringing an indigenous methodology of narrative to bear witness this scholarship must be read as an experience of weaving the many strands of a person together, with endings and beginnings intertwined and revisited. This piece provides a glimpse into the difficulties of bringing, surviving, and salvaging a multiplicity of marginalized identities in academia, a space that are unsafe and unwelcoming for those of us who are not White, straight and male.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-377
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Lesbian Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020


  • Chicana
  • LGBTQIA youth advocacy
  • Testimonio
  • queer
  • teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies


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