ENGL 4339-Intro to American Studies: Urgent Traveling: Stories of Refugee Migration in the United States

This course will contextualize the “urgent traveling” of refugees in the United States by examining government documents, interviews, media stories, websites, novels, essays, and film to address refugees from Haiti, Cuba, Syria, Somalia, Burma, Iraq and Vietnam

For more information, please contact Dr. April Shemak, aas004@shsu.edu


The founder of Critical Studies Blog, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.

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