Mixed-Race? Black-Asian? Blasian? A Qualitative Study

Mixed-Race? Black-Asian? Blasian? A Qualitative Study


Ayumi Matsuda Rivero, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology
University of California, San Diego

I am a multiracial Latinx-Asian doing research on the unique experiences of multiracial Black-Asians.

I am exploring how these individuals navigate and negotiate their ethnic and racial identity in predominantly white, Black, and Asian spaces. The first part of my research involves a short survey followed by interviews via Zoom. To be eligible for the study participants must either identify as multiracial Black-Asians or have parents who identify as Black and Asian.

If you decide to participate in this study, you will be interviewed on subjects that include:

  1. your racial and ethnic identity,
  2. the racial and ethnic identity of your family,
  3. your earliest memories of race/ethnicity,
  4. explicit/implicit messages you received about race by family and by others such as teachers, friends, communities, etc.,
  5. experiences of differential treatment based on race/gender,
  6. perceptions of race/gender stereotypes, and
  7. when you feel one or more of your identities most strongly. This completely voluntary, and your personal identifiers will be anonymized.

If you’d like to participate or have any questions about the study, please contact me directly at aematsud@ucsd.edu.

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