Recent PhD recipient Jessica Cerdeña creates animations based on dissertation research, collaborating with artist Kate Stone

August 9, 2022

With the support from the Alan H. Smith Fund, Jessica P. Cerdeña (PhD’22) collaborated with artist Kate Stone to create animations to share her dissertation research with the general public (see links below). Jes uses the metaphor of the monarch butterfly to describe the powerful ways Latina migrant mothers press onward, or seguir adelante, past traumatic histories and ongoing structural violence, to build lives for themselves and imagine futures for their children. Her book, entitled Pressing Onward: The Imperative Resilience of Latina Migrant Mothers will be published in Spring 2023 by the University of California Press.

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