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2013 SFAA Presentation: (Un)documented, Unafraid, Unapologetic: Pushing the Boundaries of Application Through Activism and Action

In Refugees & Immigration on March 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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2013 SFAA Roundtable Discussion Chaired by:  PAVEY, Steve (One Horizon Institute) and NUÑEZ-JANES, Mariela (U of North Texas):

This roundtable discussion will focus on a dialogue about the role of applied anthropologists and applied anthropology in documenting the experiences of undocumented youth. Participants will reflect on the ways in which applied anthropologists are and can work as allies to the undocumented youth movement and will discuss the challenges they encounter in the process. Two applied anthropologists, a practitioner and a university professor, will discuss their work with undocumented youth. Undocumented youth activists and undergraduate students who participated in a service learning-course will talk about the opportunities and challenges of working with applied anthropologists or as practitioners assisting policy driven programs. Some participants will join via Skype.

Proud of our Research Intern, Pedro Santiago, who presented his research at the 2013 SFAA Meeting

In Uncategorized on March 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

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The Limitations of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): The Reality on the Ground

Santiago Martinez, Pedro (University of Kentucky) and Steve Pavey, Ph.D. (One Horizon Institute)

This poster explores the lived experience of undocumented immigrants in relation to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy announced on June 15, 2012. The research that informs this poster examines the following questions:  What are the diverse perspectives from the undocumented community of the meaning and impact of this policy?  What have the experiences been for DACA-eligible youth of the application process?  What are the opinions of the undocumented community of the potential impacts for change in their quality of life because of the DACA policy?  This research utilizes semi-structured interviews, participant observation, news articles and social media.

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