Identity practices of African female international students in Australia: Gender, race and education.

2017-06-05T23:28:03Z (GMT) by Grace Kamuyu
This research examines ways in which African female students from Kenya studying in Australian universities construct their identity, and how their race and gender plays out in the way they are perceived in Australian universities and in the broader community. The findings of this research include that Kenyan female students studying in Australian universities have multiple, shifting and contextual identities. Their Kenyan socio-economic background, experiences of discrimination and negative representations of African women in Australia, and empowerment from their studies influence the ways in which they construct their identities.