Publication Date

Spring 5-20-2022

Document Type

Senior Integrative Project


This senior integrative research will unpack the trials of displaced African people migrating into Italy. The migration crisis is a byproduct of our complicated international system riddled with wars, poverty, and persecution of marginalized groups. This study will focus on intersectional identities to facilitate a demand advocating for a group of people with limited agency, autonomy, and visibility. Some key questions to be answered in this study are: What challenges facing migrants in Italy within narratives in film and literature? How do positionality and locality play a role in migrant narratives?

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This project would not have been possible without the guidance of the Italian Studies department during the fall semester of the academic year 2021-2022.



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