New Faces in Old Places: Race Formation and Placemaking on the Margins of the City

Awarded Scholars:
Giovanni Roman-Torres, University of Michigan
Project Date:
Jul 2022
Award Amount:
$0

Since the 1960s, immigrants have settled not only in traditional gateway cities – ports of entrance for migrants arriving in the country – but across the United States. Recently arrived immigrants, primarily from Mexico, have settled in non-gateway states as well. Sociologist Giovanni Roman-Torres will examine how Latina/o immigrants create a sense of belonging and racial identity in places that have traditionally only had Black and White residents. He will conduct interviews with Latina/o immigrants at two sites in Tennessee. 

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