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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…
Patiño, a permanent US resident who emigrated from Mexico with his family when he was eleven years old, learned English in school and adjusted easily to the United States. In eigth grade, Patiño left school to go to Mexico with his mother to help care for his sick grandmother, and when they returned he no longer had the motivation to continue…
Janell Smith interviews graduate student Felicia Arriaga in an effort to understand issues of diversity within higher education institutions, specifically as it relates to Latino faculty members. With the hope of becoming a professor, Arriaga is a graduate student in the sociology department at Duke University, where she began her undergraduate…
Juan Sanchez (pseudonym) migrated to the United States from Guanajuato, Mexico about seventeen years ago, and now works in construction in Carrboro, North Carolina. Juan explains how he stays connected and involved with his family, including his wife and five children, who still live in Mexico. Throughout the upbringing of his children, Juan…
Joanna Antunez was born in the United States to a Mexican father and Salvadorian mother. Now in her mid-twenties, Antunez has lived with her family in Florida, Texas, and—since she was eleven years old—in North Carolina. Antunez is now studying to be a nurse at Alamance Community College and works at the Lenoir Dining Hall on the University of…
María de los Angeles Maldonado de Patiño provides a personal account of how she deals with having half of her family in the United States and half of her family in Mexico. She touched on issues such as mobility for people who are documented versus undocumented and the ways immigrants maintain contact with family members in Mexico. She also…
Laura Villa Torres was born and raised in Mexico. She studied Sociology as an undergrad and she has always had an interest in Sociology of Health. She worked at Ipas in Mexico on the topic of youth sexual and reproductive rights advocacy, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with diverse public institutions, including the Mexican Ministry…
José Trejo describes the ten years he has spent in the state of North Carolina. He came here from Mexico with his family and faced some challenges as he progressed through high school. After graduating from high school, he worked for a time with family members in construction and went back to school to receive his Associate’s Degree in…
As part of Kelly Pope’s investigation of the interaction of American public school systems with Latino students, Ramirez offers her opinion on what resources American public schools are lacking for parents who don’t speak English. Ramirez is the Vice President of an organization called Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition (ISLA), and was…
Kadiatu Hodges shares her perspective on immigrant access to health care in the United States and the political and social barriers that lead to health consequences of Latino immigrants. Having lived in several different nations of the world, including parts of West Africa and Mexico, she has experienced a range of healthcare systems and can…
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