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Of Fear and Stigma

Monday, September 29, 2014
12:00 AM
Rackham Common Room (Lower Level West)

Children's Experiences of the Modern Deportation Regime

The Coalition for Interdisciplinary Research of Latina/o Issues (CIRLI), National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), and Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture & Health (CRECH) are delighted to co-sponsor this upcoming presentation by Dr. Joanna Dreby (Assistant Professor of Sociology at University at Albany).

In this talk, Joanna Dreby will describe the experiences of children in Mexican families as they struggle to deal with the fear and stigma now associated with the status of being an immigrant, or the child of immigrants, under a restrictive policy environment. Drawing on her four year study of 110 children in 81 families in two different communities, one in Northeast Ohio and another in Central New Jersey, she discusses the ways in which legal uncertainty powerfully shapes the lives of children. Children experience fear, regardless of where they live, but describe manifestations of stigma that vary across the different types of communities where they live.

This event is co-sponsored by the Coalition for Interdisciplinary Research of Latina/o Issues (CIRLI), National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), and Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture & Health (CRECH).