Conference Room, FF Building 9th Floor
19 November 2008
Time: 12.30- 2.00 p.m.
Conference Room, 304 East 45th Street, FF Building 9th Floor
In the process of migration, families undergo profound transformations that are often complicated by extended periods of separations between family nuclear and extended family members. Data is analysed from a study of 385 youth originating from China, Central America, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Mexico to the U.S. Using a qualitative and quantitative student and parent interview data, the effects of these separations and sometimes problematical reunifications are explored.
About the Speaker
Carola Suárez-Orozco is a Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development and Co-Director of Immigration Studies at NYU. She has published on such topics as academic engagement, the role of the "social mirror" in identity formation, immigrant family separations, the role of mentors in facilitating positive development in immigrant youth, the gendered experiences of immigrant youth among many others. Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society (with Marcelo Suárez-Orozco & Irina Todorova,) based on the findings from the LISA study will be released by the Harvard University Press in early 2008. Professor Suárez-Orozco received an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for her seminal work on the cultural psychology of immigration in 2006. She was inducted into the New York Academy of Sciences in 2007.
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