(I’m)migrant: An Interview with Kainat Akmal
Feb23

(I’m)migrant: An Interview with Kainat Akmal

Daniel: Where are you parents from? Kainat: My parents are from Karachi, Pakistan. Daniel: And when did they come to America? Kainat: Okay so the story is they got married in 94. I think it was in March or April. It was an arranged marriage. The first time they saw each other was literally on their wedding day, and they went on their honeymoon and stuff. So my mom got pregnant and then my dad went back to America because he was...

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Will Society Collapse? An Interview with Glen Kuecker (Part #1)
Feb16

Will Society Collapse? An Interview with Glen Kuecker (Part #1)

This is the first part of series of interviews with Glen Kuecker, a Professor of History at DePauw University by Daniel Chen. Daniel: When is the apocalypse going to happen? Glen: 2030. Daniel: Why do you say that? Glen: It’s not biblical either. Most of the people who are collapse scholars, collapse studies, make the argument that we are experiencing systemic collapse on a global level and that that process is already underway....

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(I’m)Migrant: An Interview with Laura Ledesma
Feb02

(I’m)Migrant: An Interview with Laura Ledesma

My mom is from Mexico. My dad is from Chicago and my mom moved to the United States when she got married to my dad. How long ago did they move here? When my dad was in his late teens, early twenties, he moved to Mexico and that’s where he met my mom. My mom was 21 or 22. And they moved to the US when she was maybe 25, which is when she had all four of us. My four siblings and I were all born in different places. My sister was born in...

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(I’m)Migrant: An Interview with Grace Oczon
Jan07

(I’m)Migrant: An Interview with Grace Oczon

Where do your parents come from? My mom is from the southern part of the Philippines. She grew up on a rice farm. I think it’s beautiful, but she always hated farm life. Somehow my grandpa saved enough money to send her to college, but never in a million years did she think it would take her to the States. Even once she got here she planned to go back after a few years. But then I happened. And my biological father is from India but...

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(I’m)Migrant: An interview with Alejandro Diaz
Jan06

(I’m)Migrant: An interview with Alejandro Diaz

Where are your parents from, and when did they get here? My parents are from Mexico. My dad got here about 20 years ago, and my mom 19. How do you think being a student of immigrants is unique? It makes me unique because in Mexico, my parents, they always had a lack of opportunity. Education or economy. As soon as they stepped foot on U.S. soil their immediate goal was to make a better life better than they had in Mexico––not for...

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