Kenyon welcomes Aurora Chang to speak about "The Struggles of Identity, Education and Agency in the Lives of Undocumented Students: the Burden of Hyperdocumentation."
Chang's talk will focus on her recently published book, "The Struggles of Identity, Education, and Agency in the Lives of Undocumented Students: The Burden of Hyperdocumentation" (2018). This book weaves together two distinct and powerfully related sources of knowledge: (1) her journey/transition from a once undocumented immigrant from Guatemala to a hyperdocumented academic, and (2) five years of ongoing national research on the identity, education and agency of undocumented college students (Chang, 2014, 2015, 2016). In interlacing both her personal experiences with findings from her empirical qualitative research, she explores practical and theoretical pedagogical, curricular and policy-related discussions around issues that impact undocumented immigrants while providing compelling rich narrative vignettes (both personal and from her study participants). Collectively, these findings support her overall argument that some undocumented students can cultivate an empowering self-identity by performing the role of infallible non-citizen citizen.
Tuesday, October 9 at 11:10am to 12:00pm
Cheever Room in Finn House
102 West Wiggin Street, Gambier, OH 43022