Event Title

The Long Road to Becoming American: One Kenyan’s Immigration Journey Filled with Perseverance, Discrimination, and Student Visa Restrictions

Graduation Year

2014

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 poster represents the collaborative ethnographic methods used to provide insight into the journey of Mid-hat Said Abdulrehman, a Kenyan immigrant. The visual ethnographic methods of inquiry consisted of using Mid-hat’s photos to gain a deeper understanding of his journey to America. This research provides an insider's perspective on his life by demonstrating the issues he faced that he finds most significant. This poster visually examines the immense amount of determination Mid-hat had throughout his journey to America and how this perseverance was fueled by the support he had from his family. It additionally examines the discrimination he faced and the challenges he had to confront once he arrived and was living in America.

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The Long Road to Becoming American: One Kenyan’s Immigration Journey Filled with Perseverance, Discrimination, and Student Visa Restrictions

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

This poster represents the collaborative ethnographic methods used to provide insight into the journey of Mid-hat Said Abdulrehman, a Kenyan immigrant. The visual ethnographic methods of inquiry consisted of using Mid-hat’s photos to gain a deeper understanding of his journey to America. This research provides an insider's perspective on his life by demonstrating the issues he faced that he finds most significant. This poster visually examines the immense amount of determination Mid-hat had throughout his journey to America and how this perseverance was fueled by the support he had from his family. It additionally examines the discrimination he faced and the challenges he had to confront once he arrived and was living in America.