Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Summer 2020

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Major Professor

Dr. Tera Jordan

Second Major Professor

Dr. Diana Lang

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Abstract

The purpose of this research study is to understand transracial international adoptees’ biological and adopted culture and examining the effects having multiple cultural identities have on them. The qualitative study will include participant’s insights on transracial international adoption. Their lived experiences, cultural and racial socialization and parental colorblind attitudes all play a role in their cultural development. The researcher chose autoethography as their qualitative method to give voice to her personal lived experience as a transracial international adoptee. Autoethnography is not a popular research method yet through this study, she hopes to show other researchers the unique opportunities it presents itself in qualitative research.

Copyright Owner

Frette, Sarah

File Format

Word

Embargo Period (admin only)

7-21-2020

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