Culminating Project Title
‘Home Away from Home’: Experiences of African Women Immigrants Living in Minnesota
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Social Responsibility: M.S.
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This study uses a feminist qualitative methodology and conceptual framework to explore the narrative experiences of African women immigrants living in Minnesota. Specifically, the study documents the multifaceted social, economic, and cultural factors that influence the ways in which these women construct and give meaning to their diasporic experiences. Through in-depth interviews of seven African women immigrants, this study explores the challenges that these women face in the process of settling in their ‘new home’ in the state of Minnesota. Additionally, this study identifies approaches that the women use to negotiate their sense of belonging in their ‘new homes away from home’. This study is important because it not only contributes to the much-needed feminist research on African women immigrants in Minnesota, but also provides important knowledge and perspectives in responding to the needs of diverse communities. Finally, the findings of this study will be invaluable in the development of community and state policies for the betterment of the lives of immigrants living in Minnesota.
Clement, Njeri M., "‘Home Away from Home’: Experiences of African Women Immigrants Living in Minnesota" (2017). Culminating Projects in Social Responsibility. 16.