Women, Youth, Nonbinary People and Art in the Migration Process

Academic Year: 
2019 to 2020

Emir Estrada, Assistant Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

J. Nalubega Ross, Global Health PhD Student, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Yining Tan, Graduate Assistant/Associate, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Lily Villa, Graduate Research Associate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Art and research are gaining increasing popularity among humanities scholars and social scientists. Moreover, art has always been a way for immigrants to communicate with each other, as well as to build, develop and communicate identity.


Given the potential for art to empower immigrants of all ages and genders, our research cluster will develop a methodological approach to studying migration among women, youth and non-binary immigrants and the role of art in the migration process. In doing so, we seek to understand how the different arts help immigrants during migration through to the resettlement process.


This cluster will culminate in an art installation in Spring 2020. The final art installation will be a collaboration with the Herberger Institute and the Hugh Down’s School of Communications.

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