Event Title

Russian-Jewish Immigration and the Life Experiences of Dr. Marina Balina

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2013 3:00 PM

Description

This poster presents the life and immigration story of Dr. Marina Balina through the utilization of collaborative visual ethnography and photography. This research provides insight into the journey of a Russian-Jewish immigrant through the experiences of Dr. Balina, which are illustrated by visual representations created in collaboration with her. These collaborative efforts included interviews with the use of a family photo album and working with Dr. Balina to select items to represent the most important features of her story through images. Some of these most significant aspects of this particular story are presented in the photographs integrated into the poster, which provide information on the background and situation of Dr. Balina in Russia and consequently the motivations for her eventually leaving Russia during the Soviet era. It also highlights the complex dual-identity that Dr. Balina feels as a result of her immigration and her contrasting feelings for her home country and the United States.

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Russian-Jewish Immigration and the Life Experiences of Dr. Marina Balina

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

This poster presents the life and immigration story of Dr. Marina Balina through the utilization of collaborative visual ethnography and photography. This research provides insight into the journey of a Russian-Jewish immigrant through the experiences of Dr. Balina, which are illustrated by visual representations created in collaboration with her. These collaborative efforts included interviews with the use of a family photo album and working with Dr. Balina to select items to represent the most important features of her story through images. Some of these most significant aspects of this particular story are presented in the photographs integrated into the poster, which provide information on the background and situation of Dr. Balina in Russia and consequently the motivations for her eventually leaving Russia during the Soviet era. It also highlights the complex dual-identity that Dr. Balina feels as a result of her immigration and her contrasting feelings for her home country and the United States.