Issues of identity and belonging are inseparable from the experience of immigration. Stories of immigrants, past and present, illuminate the human lives behind the ever-shifting global landscape we inhabit today.
Author Sarfraz Manzoor writes about the experiences that shaped his understanding of what it means to be British and what it means to belong.
This resource draws on memoirs, journalistic accounts, and interviews to shed light on contemporary debates in our society around national identity and integration.
In these excerpts from her memoir, author Saira Shah reflects on the importance of the stories that her father told her about her family’s ancestral home in Afghanistan.
Learn about a group of local residents who provide food to migrants traveling through Mexico to the United States.
Learn about the prejudice, stereotypes, and victimization Chinese and Chinese Americans faced in the US in the 1920s.
Read Student Anthony Wright's description of his difficulties categorizing his identity, and consider why reducing individuals to strict groups can be misleading.
What does your name say about you? Use this essay by Chinese American teenager Jennifer Wang to explore the relationship between name and identity.
Immigrant mothers sue county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were tricked into sterilizations in the 1960s and 1970s.
Consider the danger of forcing people to choose one part of their identity over another with this essay from a Lebanon-born writer living in France.
Outcasts United is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach, and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement.
Scholar Diane Moore writes about the troubling issues that arise from a widespread ignorance of religion and how they can be overcome.
Consider important questions about borders in the modern world with this article from National Geographic.