Joan DeJaeghere, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2009
Joan DeJaeghere (Educational Policy and Administration, College of Education and Human Development): “Mexican Immigrant Youth Experiences of Citizenship in Local, National, and Transnational Contexts”
De Jaeghere focused on a new area of research, completing data collection, beginning data analysis, and engaging in background reading for her project. She wrote and presented the paper “The Making of Mexican Youth Civic Identities: Transnational Spaces and Imaginaries,” which is now being revised for publication. She also presented her work in three seminars and participated in the Mexico-Minnesota collaborative. Her semester allowed her to focus on developing a new area of research, and make connections with faculty colleagues at the University and other institutions that will help further this line of research.