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Date of Award
Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Sandra Gonzales
ME AND MY HOMEBOYS: AN AUTOETHNOGRAPHY ON A SENSE OF BELONGING AS A DETROIT LATINO STUDENT
JUAN JOSE MARTINEZ
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Gonzales
Major: Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual Bicultural Education
Degree: Doctor of Education
Using autoethnographic research for this study, I intimately explore my experiences in school as a Detroit Latino male and the relationship with my family, community, and school and how they intersected and helped me achieve academic success. I excavate the indigenous roots that characterizes my family’s way of knowing and explore how that foundation laid the ground work for the values that have shaped my identity. I select a personal narrative that relies on memories, photos, school yearbooks, and news clippings to describe my journey within the southwest Detroit Latina/o community. I identify the community institutions and their influences on me that contributed to my sense of belonging and eventual academic success.
Martinez, Juan Jose, "Me And My Homeboys: An Autoethnography On A Sense Of Belonging As A Detroit Latino Student" (2018). Wayne State University Dissertations. 1947.