Event Title

Pierogies to Hamburgers: An Immigration Story

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 10:00 AM

Description

This ethnography follows the story of one immigrant, Agnieszka Kubas, from Poland to America. Collaborative ethnography and photography were utilized to gain insight into Agnieszka’s experiences and the impacts of immigration. Using participant observation and interviews, Agnieszka and I created photos and captions to capture the defining characteristics of her story. The main issues identified were the language barrier, the transition to the American school system, and the balance of both her Polish and American identities. The research provides insight into Polish immigration in particular though themes that came across may be generalized to the experiences of many American immigrants.

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Pierogies to Hamburgers: An Immigration Story

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

This ethnography follows the story of one immigrant, Agnieszka Kubas, from Poland to America. Collaborative ethnography and photography were utilized to gain insight into Agnieszka’s experiences and the impacts of immigration. Using participant observation and interviews, Agnieszka and I created photos and captions to capture the defining characteristics of her story. The main issues identified were the language barrier, the transition to the American school system, and the balance of both her Polish and American identities. The research provides insight into Polish immigration in particular though themes that came across may be generalized to the experiences of many American immigrants.