Oral History Interview Project

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Borders And Migration


The capstone project for this class is an oral history interview with an immigrant. This exercise offers students an opportunity to further deepen their qualitative research skills and to assess the explanatory power of various theoretical frameworks and analytical concepts that we will learn about during the course of the semester. Class sessions will be supplemented with immersive learning field trips and meetings with practitioners working to advance the rights of immigrants.

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Aydelotte Foundation

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Professor Osman Balkan was awarded an Aydelotte Curricular Grant from the Aydelotte Foundation for use in his spring 2022 course, Borders and Migration (POLS 31). The course syllabus, assignment instructions, and student examples are made freely available here courtesy of the author.