Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Educational Foundations & Leadership
Community College Leadership
Danica G. Hays
Mitchell R. Williams
Tara M. Hill
This case study explored the gendered performances of five female backline classified staff members who work in non-traditional fields within a community college. More specifically, this study defined gendered behaviors at a community college, and explored how these behaviors have affected the identities of women working in non-traditional fields at the community college. This study indicated through documents, observations, and interviews that there was mixed evidence of the degree to which gendered behavior is cultivated at a community college in Washington. Document review, interview, and observation findings showed that women at the community college reported expectations of gendered behavior, gender normative reinforcement, resistance to claiming feminine traits, skills in navigating various roles, and an evolution of women's roles.
Powers, Samantha R..
"Gender Performativity in the Community College: A Case Study of Female Backline Classified Staff"
(2012). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Educational Foundations & Leadership, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/vpez-2547