College as the great liberator: Undocuqueer immigrants’ meaning making in and out of higher education.

The higher education literature has not broadly attended to the ways gender, sexuality, and immigration status, as interconnected systems of oppression, shape undocuqueer immigrants’ experiences and perceptions of higher education. This study centers the voices of 31 undocuqueer immigrants via their personal narratives to highlight the ways that gender, sexuality, and immigration status are interrelated within the context of higher education. Three themes were most relevant to participants’ meaning-making experiences: survival first, building community in college, and college as the great liberator. Implications for higher education research and practice are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)