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Dra. Chang’s Research Yields Acclaimed Publication and Award

Dra. Chang’s Research Yields Acclaimed Publication and Award

Congratulations to Dra. Aurora Chang on the publication of "The Struggles of Identity, Education, and Agency in the Lives of Undocumented Students: The Burden of Hyperdocumentation" that has been receiving acclaim. She has also been named the recipient of the Research of the Year award from the Multiracial Network.

This book weaves together two distinct and powerfully related sources of knowledge: (1) my journey/transition from a once undocumented immigrant from Guatemala to a hyperdocumented academic, and (2) five years of ongoing national research on the identity, education and agency of undocumented college students (Chang, 2014, 2015, 2016).  In interlacing both my personal experiences with findings from my empirical qualitative research, I explore practical and theoretical pedagogical, curricular and policy-related discussions around issues that impact undocumented immigrants while providing compelling rich narrative vignettes (both personal and from my study participants). Collectively, these findings support my overall argument that some undocumented students can cultivate an empowering self-identity by performing the role of infallible non-citizen citizen. More details

 Congratulations Aurora on this well deserved recognition!