In this article, we argue that higher education and student affairs has failed to pay sufficient attention to the role of female peer-to-peer social and navigational capital in college choice processes, especially among first-generation, underrepresented, and minoritized collegeseekers. While Community Cultural Wealth (Yosso, 2005, 2006) highlights valuable forms of capital that marginalized, college-bound populations draw on, the general scholarship employing this model does not sufficiently account for the role of female peers as a connective thread that weaves various forms of capital together to support college choice. We consider the case of a group of Somali American undergraduate women attending a predominantly white-serving institution of higher education to illustrate the ways in which these college-seekers use female peer capital to access and negotiate college choice processes. Implications for higher education practice and research are examined.
Mohajeri, O., Snyder, S. C., & Rodriguez, F. (2021). Navigating College Choice through Female Peer-to-Peer Capital: The Case of Somali American College-Seeking Women. Journal of Access, Retention, and Inclusion in Higher Education, 3(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/jarihe/vol3/iss1/2