A Conversation with Sarah Lipinoga Gallo '03 on Education and Latin American Studies
- 9/25/2012 |
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Banister Hall, Joseph McKeen Ctr for the Common Gd
Event Type: Meeting
Sarah Lipinoga Gallo is a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Situated in a recently established Mexican immigrant community, her ethnographic research focuses on a new generation of Mexican immigrant fathers' complicated politics of recognition across public, private, and institutional contexts. This talk will examine the implementation of current immigration policies, which have come to equate "illegal" with "Mexican immigrant." She will discuss how the enforcement of these policies, which overwhelmingly target Mexican immigrant men, affect immigrant children and their schooling in powerful ways. She will also highlight how targeting Mexican adult males, especially for minor infractions, is likely to create educational challenges for their children, a younger generation of DREAMers and U.S. citizens.