Date of Graduation
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
School of Education
International and Multicultural Education
International & Multicultural Education EdD
Substantial research has addressed the experience of Asian American students in higher education (Hune, 2002; Ng & Lee, 2007; Buenavista, Jayakumar, & Misa-Escalante, 2009; Museus & Chang, 2009; Museus & Kiang, 2009; Pak, Maramba, & Hernandez, 2014; Palmer & Maramba, 2015), and a growing body of literature explores the state of Asian American faculty in higher education (Lee, 2002; Li & Beckett, 2005; Lin, Pearce, & Wang, 2009; Yook 2013). Though research examining how Asian American administrators experience higher education is increasing (Suzuki, 2002; Neilson, 2004; Neilson & Suyemoto, 2009; Li-Bugg, 2011; Reeves, 2015), no studies to date have examined how Asian American women who are diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professionals in higher education experience their roles. This phenomenological study used in-depth interviews to examine how the experiences of Asian American women DEI professionals in higher education demonstrate conformity and conflict with neoliberalism. In doing so, this study found agentive possibilities for Asian American women even as they navigate the commodifying nature of what this study terms the “racialized neoliberal gaze.”
DasGupta, Ariana, "NAVIGATING THE RACIALIZED NEOLIBERAL GAZE: ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION PROFESSIONALS IN U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations. 491.