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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…
Irene Cabrera is a visiting professor of Latin American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the 2014-2015 academic year. Cabrera was born in Bogotá, Colombia and has lived in the United States for the past three years to study for her second Masters and to teach at the university level. In this interview, Cabrera…
Laura Halperin is an assistant professor of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she researches contemporary Latina/o literatures and cultures. She is currently working on a book project, which focuses on representations of harm in late twentieth century Latina novels and memoirs. Her other…
Regan Buchanan discusses her family background, how she got involved in immigration issues, as well as her experiences working with Students United for Immigrant Equality at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this year. Buchanan discusses the intersection of immigration issues and race, and her own position as someone coming from a…
Cristina Granados describes immigrating to the United States through the Visiting International Faculty Program. She obtained a bachelors degree in Colombia where she also taught in a university level psychology department. Cristina describes the price of immigrating, but says that the support from the church community and her students has made her…
The interview was organized around a few major themes. These include views or stereotypes of Latinos, views or stereotypes of immigration, the origin of views on these topics, the mass media’s impact on common views of immigration, and how North Carolinians may or may not have different views on this topic from people in other parts of the…
The interview was organized around the themes of home and family in the context of migration. Maria Dolores Vargas discusses her motivation for coming to the United States, her experience building a life and family in Carrboro, N.C., her conceptualization of home, and her family aspirations. She shares a variety of her experiences with…
The interview was organized around a few major themes, particularly as they apply to Raleigh and Durham, in North Carolina. These include Mark Schultz’s background information, his experience working in the journalism field, his work with the bilingual column “Nuestro Pueblo,” how the Latino population has been portrayed in the media, the…
The interview was organized around Jose Antonio Garcia Perez’s reasons for immigrating to the United States from Mexico and his goals for his future. He describes how in the beginning he only knew one person in the United States, his brother-in-law, who gathered the money to make his journey here possible. Currently holding two jobs in Carrboro,…
Primavera is a Mexican immigrant who arrived in Durham, North Carolina nine years ago. In this interview she talks about her life in Mexico, her experience in a new country and her perspective on various topics, including family, cultural differences between the United States and Mexico, and differences between genders. She also mentions her work…
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