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Dreaming in public: the testimonios of four undocumented college students

Pasell, Shelby (2013) Dreaming in public: the testimonios of four undocumented college students. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This work is a collaboration between the researcher and four undocumented young people: two college students and two recent college graduates. The centerpiece of the collection consists of the testimonios of the narrators in which they tell their stories of being undocumented in the United States. These are preceded by a study of U.S. immigration policy and literary critical accounts of the genre of testimonio. They are succeeded by reflections on the testimonios, the importance of collaborative research, and how the project transformed the researcher’s understanding of both the political and academic work. The study concludes that in such academic research the product should be modeled to serve the goals of its participants who represent a community outside of the academy, rather than those of academic experts alone.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pasell, Shelbysap71@pitt.eduSAP71
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis AdvisorPuri, Shalinispuri@pitt.eduSPURI
Committee MemberAngie, Cruzacwriter@pitt.eduACWRITER
Committee MemberArmando, Garciaarg93@pitt.eduARG93
Committee MemberMarco, Gemignani
Date: 18 December 2013
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 22 November 2013
Approval Date: 18 December 2013
Submission Date: 6 December 2013
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 95
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > English
University Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: testimonio, collaborative research, immigration
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 20:52
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:16


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