Feelings of Fear and Vulnerability: Personal Identity and Gun Use

Genavieve Smith Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Gregory Shufeldt Butler University
This project suggests that an American individual’s gender, racial, and sexual identities are essential to their experience with fear and that the fear someone experiences as a result of their various identities informs their relationship with gun use. Among the literature on gun use, little pays attention to the relationship between identity intersectionality and fear, however. In order to understand this complex relationship and address this gap, this project proposes a research strategy of surveying 1,000 people and conducting in-depth interviews with 30 individuals of various identities and gun use statuses. The information gathered from the proposed research is expected to build a narrative about American identity-based fear and gun use.
Political Science
Research Roundtable

When & Where

01:30 PM
Jordan Hall 170