Tag archives for pilsen

2020

Murals in Chicago: an Open Conversation concerning Immigration History, Civil Rights and Cultural Identities

Author: Chuqing (Louisa) Zhao Program of Study: Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS), Division of the Social Sciences (SSD) Three years ago, when I first came to the United States, I was deeply impressed by murals. The city is a big and living canvas for people coming from different corners of the world. Paintings on walls...
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2019

Pilsen: The Land of Immigration

Author: Joonsuk Kang Program of Study: PhD in Statistics, Physical Sciences Division (PSD) Two years ago, I moved to the United States. As a newcomer to this land, I have been deeply interested in the histories and stories of other newcomers, or immigrants in general. One of my favorite authors is Jhumpa Lahiri, who writes fiction about Indian immigrants’...
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2019

Feeling Mexican Styles in Pilsen

Author: Minghao Yang Program of Study: Master in Computational Social Science, Division of the Social Sciences (SSD) Pilsen, which refers to either a populous city of Czech, or a renowned type of beer born in Czech, seems to have nothing to do with Mexico or Mexicans; however, Pilsen in Chicago is an exception, with Mexican ingredients building up its...
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2019

The Identity of Pilsen—Spanish Language Presence, Cultural Appropriation, and Gentrification

Author: Yuxin Fan Program of Study: Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH), Division of the Humanities (HUM) For any visitors to neighborhoods formed by an ethnic diaspora, they must have been greeted by the profusion of street names and shop signs in foreign languages. Indeed, racial minority groups tend to congregate when migrating to a new place....
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