Nested Contexts of Reception: Undocumented Students at the University of California, Central

Citation:

Golash-Boza T, Valdez Z. Nested Contexts of Reception: Undocumented Students at the University of California, Central. Sociological Perspectives [Internet]. 2018;61 (4) :535– 552.

Abstract:

This article draws from five focus groups with 35 undocumented students who enrolled in the University of California–Central (UC Central), a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) located in a Latino-majority, working-class community in the heart of the Central Valley, after the passage of the California Dream Act. We develop a framework of nested contexts of reception to argue that students encounter distinct contexts at the local, state, and federal levels that shape their educational incorporation. By considering nested contexts, we reveal how local, state, and federal policies and societal reception combine to help or hinder undocumented students’ success in higher education.

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