Examining International Education Research and Practice through a Queer Theory Lens
Keywords:International education, Queer theory, LGBTQI, Inclusion, Higher education, Study abroad
In this critical essay, the author explores the pronounced lack of attention to the intersection of LGBTQI+ people and issues in international education. By presenting and then employing a conceptual framework that combines a queer theoretical lens and a multi-level analysis of structural contexts, the author examines the existing body of literature and practice on the nexus of LGBTQI+ inclusion and international education in institutions of higher education. Through the use of this combined conceptual framework, the author introduces a path forward to build a more inclusive field of international education for all by discussing implications for practice and recommendations for future areas of research.
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