In this episode, Karma Chávez interviews Dr. Carmen R. Valdez about her longitudinal research on mixed-status families.
Dr. Carmen R. Valdez discusses an article she published in the journal, Family Process, which looked at how Mexican immigrant adults and their children reacted emotionally to the events leading to the 2016 election. She explains why studying mixed-status Latino families is important and how their stresses differ from those families in which everyone shares the same immigration or citizenship status. She also insists that while it is important to understand the precarity and stress these families face, it is equally significant to emphasize the ways that these families can continue to thrive.
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