Maria A. Caban Alizondo, Ph.D. is a 2021 graduate of the PHD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.
Dr. Maria A. Caban Alizondo at her Dissertation Defense.
From L-R: Dr. Lize Booysen, Committee Chair, Dr. Merida Johns, Committee Member, Dr. Donna Ladkin, Committee Member
- Lize Booysen, DBL, Committee Chair
- Donna Ladkin, Ph.D., FRSA, Committee Member
- Merida Johns, Ph.D., RHIA, Committee Member
health information management, identity, identity construction, intersectionality, Latinx, leadership, women in the workplace
The purpose of this qualitative research was to study the experiences of Latinx women who lead in health information management in the United States. Latinx health information management professionals are faced with everchanging workplace dynamics and biases in which they are repeatedly reminded of their individual and ethnic differences that require them to construct and co-construct new facets to their identities in social contexts. By grounding this work in narrative inquiry and viewing identities critically, space is given for delving deeper into the specifics of how gender, ethnicity, culture, and class influenced Latinx women’s leadership practice. Interviews offered the opportunity for discussion about how the Latinx women in this study navigated various faultlines and engaged in internal dialogues that contributed to their ability to construct, co-construct, and refuse identities on offer in two social contexts, family and the workplace. A Model of Dialogic Identity Construction in Practice emerged as a result of the participants’ stories. While this study shines a light on Latinx women, it also creates awareness and discussion for all ethnic minorities who are often underrepresented and overlooked in the workplace. This dissertation is available in open access at AURA: Antioch University Repository and Archive, http://aura.antioch.edu/ and OhioLINK ETD Center, https://etd.ohiolink.edu/.
Caban Alizondo, M. A. (2021). Dialogic Identity Construction: The Influence of Latinx Women's Identities in their Health Information Management Practice. https://aura.antioch.edu/etds/624