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Eileen M Anderson, Lecturing Fellow

Eileen M Anderson

My scholarly interests have a wide range and my cross-cultural research provides new insights into the ways in which communities interact. In my dissertation, “Resisting Anglicization: Strategies of Identity Formation in Irish and Puerto Rican Communities in New York,” I portray the intersections of Puerto Rican and Irish communities in the U.S. and illustrate the parallels of their methods of cultural appropriation and preservation in the shadow of economically and culturally powerful empires. My exploration demonstrates how common historical dynamics influenced their interactions when they came together in the shared spaces of New York City.

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Office Location:  2122 Campus Drive, Office 102, Durham, NC 27708
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Ph.D.University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill2008
MANew York University1999
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

  1. E.M. Anderson, Judith Ortiz Cofer’s (Re) Creations of Community in the Puerto Rican Diaspora, Label Me Latina/o (Spring, 2011)
  2. E.M. Anderson, Otras voces nuevas identidades en la frontera sur de, A Contracorriente (Spring, 2010)
  3. E.M. Anderson, Puerto Ricans in New York”, in Ireland after the Flood: Irish America, 1945-60 (2009)

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