02/06/2024 - ARIANA MANGUAL FIGUEROA, PH.D. | Author of Knowing Silence: How Children Talk About Immigration Status in School
The Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH) fosters a community of scholars engaged in the exchange of research, ideas, and practices related to serving immigrant origin children, adolescents, and young adults.
Our next special guest of the 2024 season, Ariana Mangual Figueroa, is an educational anthropologist who studies processes of language socialization within Latinx communities living in the United States. Her ethnographic research seeks to understand the ways in which the lives of children and adults in mixed-status families are shaped by citizenship status and schooling practices. Her work has appeared in Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Language Policy, and the American Educational Research Journal. Her forthcoming book—Knowing Silence: How Children Talk About Immigration Status in School –– will be published in Appril 2024 by the University of Minnesota Press. She is the co-Principal Investigator of two longitudinal research projects: Putting Immigration and Education into Conversation Everyday (PIECE) funded by the W.T. Grant Foundation and the City University of New York-Initiative on Immigration and Education (CUNY-IIE, see http://www.cuny-iie.org). Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., she taught English as a Second Language and Spanish in public schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn.