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Laura discusses how she decided to become a professor of sociology and a family therapist. She explains how she became involved in the topic of migration and started to do research on the interviews collected in the New Roots Oral History collection. Laura discusses another project in which she provided therapy to migrants who were victims of…
Araceli Islas moved to the US from the Distrito Federal in Mexico 15 years ago and lives in Pikeville, NC. She has daughters who live in Mexico and sons who were born and live in the US, and has worked both in Mexico and the US as a seamstress. Her life in Pikeville is much different from the life she had in the D.F., particularly with regard to…
Julia Mack is a Spanish professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mack was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the United States to study for her Masters degree. She has taught at three colleges and universities in North Carolina, including UNC where she has taught for the past twenty years. Mack discusses her choice to become a…
Rodolfo Toledano García discusses machismo in Latin American culture with respect to food. He talks about stereotypes regarding the role of Latina women in the kitchen and believes it is important to work towards eradicating machismo globally. He narrates about his childhood, the traditions of his grandmother and mother, and how to preserve food…
Pedro J. Carreño describes his values towards food in relation to some of his childhood memories. He talks about some of the traditional dishes from his hometown, La Uvita, Boyacá, Colombia and the family members that played an immense role in his life, teaching him the fundamentals of the culinary arts. In the interview he mentions the…
Maria Salgado is a retired professor emeritus of Latin American literature. She retired in 2006, after teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for almost 40 years. Salgado was born in the Canary Islands of Spain and moved to the United States when she was in high school. In this interview, Salgado says that she identifies as…
Tacito George describes his path towards cooking and narrates how he began. Even though Tacito George did not know how to cook before moving to the United States, he had a necessity to learn due to the repetition of his menu. With the help of his mother and his sisters, Mr. George started to cook little by little and was able to improve his…
Hannah Jessen's interviews are a study of the lives of the mothers of migration, specifically the relationship between mother and child, the ways they support their families in a new context, the new concerns that come with raising their children in a different country, and their hopes for their families and for themselves in the future. In this…
This interview is part of Hannah Jessen's investigation into the lives of the mothers of migration. Her interviews explore the relationship between mother and child, the ways they support their families in a new context, the new concerns that come with raising their children in a different country, and their hopes for their families and for…
This interview is part of Hannah Jessen's investigation into the lives of the mothers of migration. She is studying the relationship between mother and child, the ways they support their families in a new context, the new concerns that come with raising their children in a different country, and their hopes for their families and for themselves in…
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