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Recent Student Publications

Publics and Protests

January 2014. "Publics and Protests: Demonstrations of Public Grief in the Wake of Tragic Events" by Katie Keenan, PhD 2013

Katie Keenan examines demonstrations of public grief in the wake of tragic events in Northern Ireland and New York City.

When the Girls Still Wore Headscarves

Bruce Burnside's work, centered on a youth center in Berlin, draws on the anthropology of performance and the concept of "friction" to argue for an understanding of performances of belonging, where migrant girls stage acts of inclusion through creative encounters with the forces of integration to negotiate social effects.

Read "When the Girls Still Wore Headscarves: Integration and Belonging in an After-School Center in Berlin” by Bruce Burnside.

Caring for Them All: Mexican Migrant Mothers and their Children

Gabrielle Oliveira explains how migrant workers in the U.S. who work as caregivers are changing their understanding of what it means to provide care for their own family members and be a "good" mother.

"Caring for them All: Mexican Migrant Mothers and Their Children" by Gabrielle Oliveira, current PhD student

On The Edge of Protest in Tehran

Amina Tawasil explores the boundaries between a houzevi (seminarian) woman in Tehran and herself, to illustrate what can be learned from a moment which risks certainty, reveals what does not make sense, and cannot be fixed to a single label of interpretation.

"On the Edge of Protest in Iran" by Amina Tawasil

Transcending Linguistic Boundaries at Work

Karen Velazquez looks at the multilingual repertoires of Latino immigrants working in Koreatown in New York City, shedding light on the ways in which immigrants transform and improve their working and living conditions while using language in unexpected ways.

"Transcending Linguistic Boundaries at Work" by Karen Velasquez

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