Champaign , USA
104 Illini Union
Scholar Aurora Chang will speak at the Dean's Diversity Lecture on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus on January 25, 2017.
Event Type: Lecture
Speaker Information: Dra. Aurora Chang
One of the strategies that undocumented students have employed to “earn” citizenship is to academically achieve. In this talk, Dra. Chang shares the lessons she has learned on her journey/transition from a once undocumented immigrant from Guatemala to a hyperdocumented academic in the U.S. Through the telling of counter-stories from her own life and those of her students, she reveals how undocumented intelligence and hyperdocumentation, both terms she developed and theorized, are the foundation upon which undocumented students’ critical hope is built and their powerful narratives are told.
Once an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala and raised in Richmond, California in a family of eight, Dra. (Doctora) Aurora Chang is now an assistant professor at Loyola University’s School of Education, where she teaches coursework on social justice education, school reform, undocumented students, Chicana Feminist Epistemology, and urban schooling. Dra. Aurora Chang is the author of The Struggles of Identity, Education, and Agency in the Lives of Undocumented Students: The Burden of Hyperdocumentation.
Contact: Amy Summers 217-333-0960
Sponsor: College of Education, Office of Community College Research & Leadership