Educational Administration, Department of


Date of this Version

Summer 2020


Garcia, C. E., & Duran, A. (2020). An examination of gender and sexuality dynamics in Latinx/a/o-based co-educational fraternities. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 15(1), 14-27.


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Centering the stories of Queer People of Color, this critical narrative inquiry project examined the dynamics around gender and sexuality in Latinx/a/o-based fraternities. In particular, the narratives of two Queer Women of Color and a queer non-binary individual revealed how these participants decided to join their organization and what their experiences were like once they were affiliated. Through two semi-structured interviews and a reflection journaling project, participants shared how they often encountered moments of exclusion despite occasionally feeling a sense of inclusion in their chapters/organizations. Implications for research and practice are then offered.