Panelists participating in the conference “Crossing Borders: Immigration and Gender in the Americas” suggest the following resource materials on topics related to those discussed at the conference. Comments made by each panelist about a resource appear largely as provided to reflect her or his understanding of the material.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Concert and Panel Discussion
From Martha Gonzalez, Lead Singer, Quetzal and PhD Candidate, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington
- Entre Mujeres Project by Martha Gonzalez
- Video: The Seattle Fandango Project as a transnational dialogue through music
- Video: “Forget you, we'll stomp on wood!”: Quetzal and the transnational dialogue
From George Lipsitz, Professor, Department of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Friday, April 26, 2013 Program
From Mary C. Waters, Conference Chair, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
- Resources list from the symposium “Immigration and the Educational Landscape: New Directions for Research”
From Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author of the national bestseller Enrique's Journey
- Enrique's Journey, Sonia Nazario, Random House, 2007.
- A link to a page on my website that (as you scroll down) provides links to media and movies/documentaries that address the issue of children and women migrating to the US
- A paper about female migrants I found helpful, “The Female Face of Migration, Background Paper,” Caritas International
- Gendered Transitions: Mexican Experiences of Immigration, Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of California Press, 1994.
- Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence, Second Edition, Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of California Press, 2007.
- News 21 video and article about migrant children and their mothers, The Children Left Behind
Panel: The Gendering of International Migration
From Donna Gabaccia, Director, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
- A United Nations Population Fund report "Passage to Hope" that was important in popularizing knowledge about the so-called feminization of migration
- Characteristic of social science research on migrant women, “Migration Fundamentals, Women and Migration: Incorporating Gender into International Migration Theory”
- An online publication that typifies the international discourse on the feminization of migration, “The World in Motion”
Panel: Law, Asylum, and Sending Countries
From Cecelia Menjívar, Cowden Distinguished Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University
- “Parents Deported, What Happens to US-Born Kids,” Associated Press
- “Banco de ADN, una Exigencia de Madres de Migrantes Desaparecidos”
- “Madres Centroamericanas Ubican a 5 Desaparecidos”
Panel: The Children of Immigrants
From Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
- An article exploring the untenuous circumstances confronting undocumented immigrant youth as they make critical transitions to adulthood, “Learning to Be Illegal: Undocumented Youth and Shifting Legal Contexts in the Transition to Adulthood”
From Flore Zéphir, Professor of French, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Missouri
Some important books on second-generation immigrants, including second-generation Haitian immigrants:
- Rumbaut, Rubén G., and Alejandro Portes, 2001, Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America, Berkeley: University of California Press, and New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Portes, Alejandro, and Rubén G. Rumbaut, 2001, Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation, Berkeley: University of California Press, and New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Kasinitz, Philip, John H. Mollenkopf, and Jennifer Holdaway, 2009, Inheriting the City: Children of Immigrants Come of Age, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Zéphir, Flore, 2001, Trends in Ethnic Identification Among Second-Generation Haitian Immigrants in New York City, Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey.
- Zéphir, Flore, 2004, The Haitian Americans, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
- Glick-Schiller, Nina, and Georges Fouron, 2001, Georges Woke Up Laughing: Long-Distance Nationalism and the Search for Home, Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
- Doucet, Fabienne, 2003, “Identities and Their Complexities: A Review Essay of Trends in Ethnic Identification Among Second-Generation Haitian Immigrants in New York City,” in Flore Zephir, Race and Society, 6 (1), 75–82.
- Flore Zéphir, 2008, “Juggling with Two Cultures: Transnationalism and Hybridity as Cultural Outcomes of Immigration for Haitians in the United States,” in Rutledge M. Dennis (ed.) Biculturalism, Self Identity and Societal Transformation (Research in Race and Ethnic Relations, Volume 15), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 51–75.
- “Caught Between Two Cultures: Second Generation Haitians, the Children of Haitian Immigrants Struggle to Fit In,” Erika Parkins, December 19, 2007.
From Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, City University of New York, Hunter College
- Nancy Foner, “Gender and Migration: West Indians in Comparative Perspective,” International Migration (2009) 47: 3–29.
- Nancy Foner, “Immigrant Women and Work in New York City, Then and Now,” Journal of American Ethnic History (1999) 18: 95–113.
- Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence, University of California Press, 2007.
- Joanna Dreby, Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and Their Children, University of California Press, 2010.
Supplemental Resources to Associated Events
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Location: Barker Center, Kresge Foundation Room, Cambridge, MA
Reading and discussion: "Narrative and Immigration in the Americas"
Speaker: Glenda Carpio, Professor of English and of African and African American Studies, will lead a public discussion with writer and Harvard graduate Karla Cornejo-Villavicencio ’11, who has been a research assistant for Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker, an adjunct scholar at Lapham’s Quarterly, and a contributing writer for Interview Magazine and The Atlantic online.
Sponsored by the Department of English and the Radcliffe Institute
Readings from Professor Carpio's course, English 172: New Immigrant Narratives:
During the last fifty years, the United States has received immigrants from many Latin American, Caribbean, African, and Asian countries in contrast to previous waves of immigration, which were primarily from northern or eastern Europe. This course focuses on recently published immigrant texts, taking on a comparative approach that is rooted in a historicized exploration of immigrant narratives in American literature. Special emphasis is given to literary form.
Teju Cole, Open City (2011)
Edwidge Dandicat, Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994)
Junot Díaz, Drown (1996); The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007); This is How You Lose Her (2012)
Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy (1990)
John Leguizamo, The Works of John Leguizamo (2008)
Dinaw Mengestu, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears (2008)
Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine (1989)
Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin (1957)
Richard Rodriguez, Hunger of Memory (1982)
Henry Roth, Call It Sleep (1934)
Pirí Thomas, Down These Mean Streets (1967)
Wednesday May 1, 2013
Location: 29 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
Student performances: English 90ac, Cut-Tongue Theaters: Asian American and Chicana/o Playwrights
Students will present final projects that engage both creatively and critically with plays by various artists, including Culture Clash, Rajiv Joseph, Young Jean Lee, Cherrie Moraga, Diana Son, and Luis Valdez.
Please RSVP to Professor Ju Yon Kim, Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera
Culture Clash, Culture Clash in AmeriCCA and Life, Death and Revolutionary Comedy
Rajiv Joseph, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Animals out of Paper
Young Jean Lee, Lear and Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven
Cherríe Moraga, Heroes and Saints and The Hungry Woman
Diana Son, Stop Kiss and "Handsome"
Luis Valdez, Zoot Suit and Los Vendidos
Chay Yew, et al., The Square