The Education of a Latin American Student in the United States: Diversity, Identity, and Assimilation

Johnathan W. Myers
2006 The Eagle Feather  
is currently a senior anthropology student at the University of North Texas. He will complete his bachelor's degree in the summer of 2006 and then pursue a master's degree in cultural anthropology. His career goals include earning a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and pursuing a career as a college professor. Abstract: This study examines the immigration of a young girl into the United States from South America and her experiences of becoming a part of American society. These experiences, both
more » ... sitive and negative, greatly influenced her decision to focus on a career in education. Many immigrants lose the aspects of their native cultures that once defined their individual humanism. This is apparent in the increase of collective assimilation to American culture in many immigrant groups. My research centered on an individual who embraced her Latin roots and gained a desire "not to study exotic others, but why others exoticised her."
doi:10.12794/tef.2006.207 fatcat:g65pjl4lebewber2zzwshkkap4