(Re)tornados

I am very interested in the linguistic and educational experiences of "retornados", the (not always accurate) name for students raised in the U.S. who find themselves (back) in Mexico during their schooling years.

I am collecting here online articles and other material about this topic, which I first began exploring during a 2011-2012 Fulbright year in Oaxaca, Mexico, in collaboration with the UABJO. I also taught a course about this topic at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Fall 2015; the website contains a list of relevant academic bibliographic references. Here is a short article I wrote in Spanish for Contratiempo magazine.

First things first: Check out Tatyana Klein's excellent documentary "Una vida, dos países" at http://www.unavidathefilm.com/#introduction-1 

And here are additional links about this issue frequently updated by Mónica Jacobo: https://cide.academia.edu/MonicaJacobo

"Little L.A., Mexico City": https://local.mx/zonas/zona-centro-norte/tabacalera/little-la/

“Transnational Students”: The Children of Migrants in Rural Junior High Schools in Morelos, Mexico By Kelly A. Turner - email kimpotow@uic.edu for a PDF

 

An article by me, Kim Potowski, in Spanish (2013, page 18): https://issuu.com/contratiempo/docs/contratiempo108 

 

Oct 2018: https://masdemx.com/2018/10/mexico-little-la-tabacalera-cdmx-comunidad-b...

1) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/world/americas/american-born-children-struggle-to-adjust-in-mexico.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

2) http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2013/0427/Mexico-Border-schools-adjust-to-influx-of-English-speaking-students?cmpid=addthis_email#.UXwGOmj-SwE.email

3) http://www.animalpolitico.com/2013/04/la-traicion-de-mexico/#ixzz2Psf8uMsZ

4) http://www.chron.com/news/article/Pew-report-More-people-now-moving-from-U-S-to-3925393.php#src=fb

5) http://www.laopinion.com/inmigracion/Mexicanos-sin-identidad-limbo-reforma-migratoria

6) MexSu: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/mexsu/english/research/volver.html

7) Video, "Two countries, no home":  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/opinion/two-countries-no-home.html

8) http://www.latimes.com/world/great-reads/la-fg-c1-mexico-dreamers-20141104-story.html#page=1

9) http://vinculando.org/articulos/sociedad_mexico/ninos_jovenes_educacion_migracion_mexico_estados_unidos.html

10) Diagnóstico, necesidades educativas de estudiantes migrantes: 

San Luis Potosí: http://www.ime.gob.mx/investigaciones/2010/Diagnostico2010COLSAN.pdf

11) http://www.sinectica.iteso.mx/?seccion=articulo&lang=es&id=650_escuela_de_papel_intervencion_educativa_en_una_institucion_donde_asisten_ninas_y_ninos_migrantes

12) March 2015: http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-schools-americans-20150309-story.html  

13) http://eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/periodismo-de-investigacion/2015/08/23/expulsa-eu-500-mil-dreamers-mexico 

14) July 2016: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/13/immigration-us-children-mi...  

15) Interactive map of the migration patterns between Mexican states and U.S. states: http://www.ime.gob.mx/mapas/circuitos/circuitos_2010.swf 

16) Bryan Jensen's work: https://sinectica.iteso.mx/index.php/SINECTICA/article/view/757/680