Year of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

MFA: Dance

Directing Professor

Jeffery Bullock


This thesis aims to highlight the challenges faced by Latin American immigrants in the United States, including abuse, misrepresentation, and cultural erasure. Latinx migrants often face discrimination and limited job opportunities upon arrival and may struggle to maintain their cultural identity in a new society. They also encounter negative perceptions and stereotypes that marginalize their perspectives and hinder their social progress. The research will focus on the issue of identity loss and the duality experienced by Latinx immigrants, as well as the emotional oppression caused by US immigration laws. The research seeks to provide valuable insights into the internal struggles faced by immigrants in their quest for belonging in Western society.


Here and There

A Latinx Experience

This work is dedicated to the Latinx migrants who come here for a better life.

compromising Identity, navigating Duality, resisting Oppression

Performance Access Statement

If you wish to see the creative piece or performance that accompanied this thesis, please complete the Request Form, and you should receive a response from the Dance Department within two weeks.

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