A Makerspace of One’s Own? An Exploratory Study of Women and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Experiences of an Academic Makerspace. Public Deposited

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  • June 17, 2020
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  • This master’s paper is a case study on the experiences of women and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals in BeAM’s makerspaces. The questions answered are: what are affects that women or gender non-conforming individuals associate with BeAM? Affects in the context of my paper refers to subjectively expressed feelings or emotions. Do the affects suggest systematic “othering” happening within the space? If so, how does this effect a woman’s or GNC folk’s engagement with BeAM? Ten University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students were interviewed for this study and the dataset was coded using qualitative coding measures. This paper outlines affects experienced within BeAM, how these lead to othering within the space, and ultimately how it affects this population’s engagement with BeAM.
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  • Master of Science in Information Science
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