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The interviewee, Juan Carrillo, is a professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was born to Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Los Angeles, then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, then Austin, TX, and then finally to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He received a PhD from the University…
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…
Ariana discusses her family history with a Panamanian father and black mother, with her and her siblings being classified as Afro-Latino/a(s). She discusses the factors that contributed towards shaping her identity as Afro-Latina: community, family, scholar-hood, and traveling experiences. She shares memories that compare her experiences as being…
Terrell Brown is a junior undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, but moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina at the age of two, and has lived there ever since. Brown discusses what makes Hendersonville home for him, describing his family, friends, faith, and community. He tells the story of exploring his…
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…
Elaine Townsend talks about the cultural differences that exist between her mother’s Peruvian family and father’s American family. She discusses her childhood and what it was like to live in an extremely conservative religious community. Townsend was homeschooled for much of her life. Making the transition into the public school system and…
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…
Maria Ruiz discusses her life growing up, and her family’s migratory experience from El Salvador to the United States. Maria talks about her parents’ motives for migrating and how their reasons resemble current motives from Latin American immigrants, the primary factor being economic self-improvement. She says that her parents never talk about…
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…
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