Huong Dang '11: Postcolonial Migrants' Transnational Participation

Huong Dang '11 shares her International Relations thesis asking, "What accounts for variations across immigrant groups in their participation in the social, political, and economic spheres of their home countries?"

She draws upon the specific cases of Vietnamese and Algerian migration to France, as they make strong comparisons for transnationalism because of the two countries' previous histories as French colonies. By investigating the intensity of participation in the countries of origin, Dang finds that specific determinants, primarily the historical conditions of migration, immigrant incorporation into the host society and relevant state policies, hold significant explanatory power over immigrants' transnational behavior.

Edited by Kaori Ogawa '12