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Reconceptualizing Citizenship and Civic Engagement from the Perspectives of Newcomer Immigrant and Refugee Youth

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Center for Global Studies
Main Library Room 106
Feb 26, 2020   1:00 - 2:00 pm  
Liv Thorstensson Davila
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- Part of the CGS Global Migrations Series -

Speaker: Liv Thorstensson Dávila

Dr. Davila is an Assistant Professor of
Education Policy, Organization & Leadership for the College of Eduction at Illinois. Her research examines the intersection of language learning and identity among immigrant and refugee students.


This presentation will draw on qualitative research with Central African immigrant and refugee U.S. high school students that focused on their language and literacy development and civic engagement, including their responses to anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies during a year and a half period following the Trump election. This research offers a robust conceptualization of the dynamic relationship between global mobility, displacement and identity formation among immigrant and refugee youths in resettlement contexts.

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