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Juan Flores
CUNY Research Foundation, Hunter College (New York, NY 10065-5024)

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Research Programs

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$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2007 – 12/31/2007

Cultural Challenges of Return Migration

I plan to study the cultural impact of return migration as manifest in literature, music, and everyday life. I am especially interested in the ways in which this impact of what I term "cultural remittances" goes to challenge longheld assumptions and traditions of national cultures. My main focus will be on the Puerto Rican experience, but I will also consider other important examples, such as Dominicans and Mexicans. I will combine ethnographic, interpretive and theoretical analysis. I have a contract with Routledge for a book tentatively titled, "The Diaspora Strikes Back."