Please join Literacy Studies, co-sponsored by Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy and Latino/a Studies in observance of Cesar Chavez Day, this Thursday for this lecture engaging ideas of migration and literacy learning.
KATE VIEIRA: Writing for Love and Money: How Migration Promotes Literacy Learning in Transnational Families
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.
311 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue
According to the UN, 244 million people currently live outside the countries of their birth. As more people worldwide migrate to find work, policy makers have expressed concerns about the effects on family dynamics and an international “brain drain.” Vieira’s ethnographic research reveals migration’s unexpected relationship to literacy learning as transnational families write to stay economically and intimately connected.
Kate Vieira teaches Composition and Rhetoric at University of Wisconsin, Madison and is author of ‘American By Paper’: How Documents Matter in Immigrant Migration (2016).