Debt-Migration and Family Separation
Collecting, analyzing and sharing stories from deported Guatemalan migrants
This project gathers together the stories of Guatemalan migrants who have been detained and deported from the United States. The team is using a variety of media — including a documentary film, online blog and social media — to share these migrant narratives across the U.S. and Central America, while examining how forms of detention and migration are intertwined. The grant funds Te Conecta, a non-profit organization that helps migrants secure employment upon their return to Guatemala, and supports John Kennedy’s efforts to partner with Te Conecta on ethnographic fieldwork and semi-structured interviews.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Culture, Language and History; Economic Vitality and Entrepreneurship; Education
- Graduate student: John Kennedy, romance studies
Special committee chair:
Debra Castillo, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Latino/a Studies, Department of Performing and Media Arts
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Te Conecta
Engaged Graduate Student Grants
Supporting Ph.D. students in any field — whether they are experienced in community-engaged research and scholarship or just getting started.