Possibilities and considerations for the future of student development theory research

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This chapter reviews and builds on the work of scholars who are rethinking student development scholarship, and considers the implications for the study of Latina/o/x student development. Guided by critical frameworks’ objectives to examine the impact and effects of oppression and structural analysis of systemic oppression to understand the experiences and meaning-making of minoritized populations, I propose two key areas to consider for future research: context, specifically the racialized and political environment; and methodological choices, such as how critical and post-structural theories might be used as epistemologies and/or theoretical frameworks in the theorizing of student development. I conclude this chapter with possibilities and considerations for theory development and research design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudying Latinx/a/o Students in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationA Critical Analysis of Concepts, Theory, and Methodologies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781000381672
ISBN (Print)9780367441821
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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