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    Undocumented to Hyperdocumented

    A Jornada of Protection, Papers, and PhD Status

    AURORA CHANG
    HER Fall 2011 SmIn this personal essay, Aurora Chang describes her experience of hyperdocumentation—the effort to accrue awards, accolades, and eventually academic degrees to compensate for her undocumented status. In spite of her visible successes and naturalization, Chang still confronts the rage and intolerance of American “commonsense” beliefs about immigration. Her narrative questions the pursuit of documentation as a means to legitimacy and acceptance in American society.

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    Aurora Chang is the director of the McNair Scholars Program and adjunct assistant professor of education and youth studies at Beloit College. Her research has focused on studying the educational journeys and negotiations of traditionally underrepresented student populations (specifically multiracial students) and students’ transitions to higher education institutions (including undergraduate and graduate schools). Her recent work on racial queerness appeared in the Journal of Multicultural Perspectives. Chang is also the president of Dra. Aurora Chang Consulting, where she freelance edits and carries out consulting work based on her breadth and depth of experience in K–20 educational contexts.
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    Fall 2011 Issue

    Abstracts

    Immigration, Youth, and Education
    Editors’ Introduction
    Soojin S. Oh and North Cooc
    The Power of Context
    State-Level Policies and Politics and the Educational Performance of the Children of Immigrants in the United States
    Alexandra Filindra, David Blanding, and Cynthia Garcia Coll
    Growing Up in the Shadows
    The Developmental Implications of Unauthorized Status
    Carola Suárez-Orozco, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Robert T. Teranishi, and Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco
    “Because We Feel the Pressure and We Also Feel the Support”
    Examining the Educational Success of Undocumented Immigrant Latina/o Students
    LAURA E. ENRIQUEZ
    Things I’ll Never Say
    Stories of Growing Up Undocumented in the United States
    INGRID HERNANDEZ, FERMÍN MENDOZA, MARIO LIO, JIRAYUT LATTHI, and CATHERINE EUSEBIO Educators for Fair Consideration
    Undocumented to Hyperdocumented
    A Jornada of Protection, Papers, and PhD Status
    AURORA CHANG
    Whose Deficit Is This Anyhow?
    Exploring Counter-Stories of Somali Bantu Refugees’ Experiences in “Doing School”
    LAURA A. ROY and KEVIN C. ROXAS
    Toward a Pedagogy of Acompañamiento
    Mexican Migrant Youth Writing from the Underside of Modernity
    ENRIQUE SEPÚLVEDA III
    Elementary Forms of Cosmopolitanism
    Blood, Birth, and Bodies in Immigrant New York City
    Maria Kromidas

    Book Notes

    Immigrants Raising Citizens
    Hirokazu Yoshikawa

    Balancing Acts
    Natasha K. Warikoo