Yvonne Sherwood Bio, Research, Mentor http://www.ewu.edu/academics/trio-mcnair-scholar-program/past-and-present-participants/2009-research-interns/yvonne-sherwood en-us Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:54:50 UTC Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:54:50 UTC webmaster@ewu.edu webmaster@ewu.edu

Yvonne Sherwood

Bio, Research, MentorYvonne Sherwood, Research, McNair Scholar, Sociology

2010 Research

Abstract: Transcending Sovereignty? A literature review of the identity community's descriptions and prescriptions of the fractured and fluid self

Mentors: Pui-Yan Lam, Ph.D. Sociology and Kelly Coogan, Ph.D. Women & Gender Studies

This essay will critically examine the literature that discusses the formation of identity from multiple and intersecting discourses. Specifically, the sociological research will focus on identity formation of a community's outcasts - those who cannot meet federal and tribal requirements of blood quantum - or those otherwise referred to within Indian country as halfbreeds. Following, this examination will illuminate the traumas experienced within Indian country as the results of colonialism and imperialism and there following their traumatic impacts on identity. The literature review will focus on four primary areas: experiences specific to Native American communities affecting identity formation; processes of identity formation; identity crisis and outcomes and; what our Native communities already offer in terms of healing. The ultimate goal of this examination is to set a foundation for further research that acknowledges that fractured or fluid identities are not the result of "too many choices," but the result of historical traumas and continued subjugation. Whereas this is acknowledged, following research can assist in the decolonization process that reports back to Natives and non-Natives seeking to destabilize the racialization of human beings.

2009 Research

Abstract:Definition Begets Deficiency: A Critical Analysis of the Creation of a Contested Indigenous Identity

Mentor: Todd Hechtman, Ph.D, EWU Sociology and Justice Studies

Contested identities, as well as all identities, are often regulated by naming. Naming is an act of defining, and defining an act of legitimizing or delegitimizing those who find themselves marginalized. To name something is to assert control over the defined space. This paper examines the formulation of identity from a multi-theoretical perspective. It seeks to challenge the dominate discourse that states identity formulation is a linear progression from placeless to placed and that other must be used in the creation of self. Those pushed out into the corridors between regulated spaces such as race, culture, and gender, recognize that those spaces have become policed by both members and structures within and outside of the bordered space. For Indigenous people we have fought for many years to be considered human beings, now we fight to be Indians. Those who do not meet the criteria, whether through concepts such as location, language, blood-quantum, or skin color, are marginalized within the community. Illuminating the identity bound by dominant texts encourages the individual to examine place and self. Identifying self through name or experience or moving identity from static to dynamic still dehumanizes. If identity is reconfigured as a fluid space through the critical and integrated texts- it cannot be tied by static definition or defined experience.



14th Annual EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, May 17-18, 2011

Heritage University Gathering of Scholars, Toppenish, WA, September 21, 2010

19th Annual National McNair Research Conference and Graduate School Fair, Delavan, WI; Nov 5-7, 2010

13th Annual EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium: May 19, 2010
18th Annual National McNair Research Conference and Graduate School Fair;Nov. 6-8, 2009
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, 2009 Pacific NW FocoRegional Conference, October 30, 2009
Heritage University, Toppenish, WA, September 22, 2009

Programs by College/School EWU Home Admissions Apply for Admission Academics at Eastern Life at EWU Search Athletics http://blogs.ewu.edu Upcoming Events News Community Resources EWU on TwitterTemplate/ewulogo.png

Future Students

AdmissionsAdmissions InformationUndergraduate Admissions Graduate Studies International Admissions Apply for Admission Visit EWU Request InfoCosts and AcademicsCosts and Tuition Net Price Calculator Financial Aid & Scholarships Academic Overview Programs by College/School Off-Campus Degree ProgramsCampus LifeLife at EWU About EWU Housing & Residential Life Study Abroad Veterans Resource Center EWU Greek LifePlanning AheadAdmitted Students New Student Orientation Academic Calendar Bookstore Campus Map Information for Counselors

Current Students

http://access.ewu.edu/Students.xmlMost RequestedStudent Employment Programs by College/School Student Activities myEWU Portal Technology BookstoreStudent ServicesFinancial Aid and Scholarships Student Financial Services Health and Wellness Disability Support Services Counseling & Psychological Services Academic AdvisingAcademic ResourcesCatalog Academic Calendar Records and Registration Online Learning EagleNET CanvasCampus ServicesHousing & Residential Life Dining Services Recreation @ EWU EWU Libraries Parking Services Career Services

Faculty & Staff

StaffEmployee ResourcesHuman Resources Benefits Payroll Student Employment Academic Calendar Eastern 24/7ServicesParking University Police Mail Services Commute Trip Reduction Dining Services Marketing & CommunicationsAdministration & BusinessBusiness & Finance Budget Services Office of the President Office of the Provost Contract Services Facilities & PlanningTechnologyInformation Technology Help Desk EmailexternalClassroom Technology OIT Project Management NetStorage

Alumni & Friends

http://alumni.ewu.edu/Stay ConnectedAlumni Association Alumni Events Eastern Magazine Career Support Alumni Partnerships Office of AlumniSupport EWUGive Now EWU Foundation Ways to Give Philanthropic Impacts Eagle Athletic Association Planned GivingFriends of EWUBookstore Site Map Athletics Tickets Office EWU on Facebook Campus Recreation Visit EWUMost RequestedContinuing Education Events Photo Albums Alumni Gear Store EWU Events Calendar Alumni Search Give to EWU About EWU Site Map EWU Foundation Visit EWU Diversity EagleNET EWU Libraries Jobs Campus Locations Canvas AdministrationtrueHome ~ Academics ~ TRiO McNair Scholar Program ~ Past and Present Participants ~ 2009 Research Interns ~ Yvonne Sherwood 2014 Research Interns 2013 Research Interns 2012 Research Interns 2011 Research Interns 2010 Research Interns 2009 Research Interns 2008 Research Interns 2007 Research Interns 2006 Research Interns 2005 Research Interns 2004 Research Interns 2003 Research Interns 2002 Research Interns 2001 Research Interns 2000 Research Interns 1999 Research Interns 1998 Research Interns 1997 Research Interns 1996 Research Interns
Academics at Eastern Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement ProgramweeklyAcademics/TRiO-McNair-Scholar-Program/Continuing-and-Past-TRiO-McNair-Participants/2009-Research-Interns/Yvonne-Sherwood.xmltruerssrssHTTP_ACCEPT:text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING:x-gzip, gzip, deflate HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE:en-us,en-gb,en;q=0.7,*;q=0.3 HTTP_HOST:www.ewu.edu HTTP_USER_AGENT:CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Encoding: x-gzip, gzip, deflate Accept-Language: en-us,en-gb,en;q=0.7,*;q=0.3 Host: www.ewu.edu User-Agent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) http://www.ewu.edu/x8890.xmlhttp://www.ewu.edu/academics/trio-mcnair-scholar-program/past-and-present-participants/2009-research-interns/yvonne-sherwood?rss=trueCCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)