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Mindful Ethnography: Applications and Illustrations from Research with Children and Families in Migration

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

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Marjorie Faulstich Orellana served as Associate Director of the Center for the Study of International Migration from 2015 through 2021, and currently serves as the Associate Vice Provost of the International Institute. Her research centers on the experiences of immigrant youth in urban schools and communities, including as language and cultural brokers for their families. She is the author of Translating Childhoods: Immigrant Youth and Cultures (Rutgers University Press, 2009), Immigrant Children in Transcultural Spaces: Language, Learning and Love (Routledge, 2016), Mindful Ethnography: Mind, Heart, and Activity for Transformative Social Research (Routledge, 2020), and a co-edited volume (with Inmaculada García-Sánchez): Language and Cultural Processes in Communities and Schools: Bridging Learning for Students from Non-Dominant Groups (Routledge, 2019). She has also published in an interdisciplinary array of journals including American Anthropologist, Harvard Educational Review, Social Problems, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Reading Research Quarterly, and Linguistics in Education. She was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association in 2021, and is a past president of the Council of Anthropology and Education. She was a bilingual classroom teacher in Los Angeles from 1983 to 1993.

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