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Master of Arts (M.A.)
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Colombian immigration, immigration and sexuality, Colombian gay men in NYC, Jackson Heights NYC
This work analyzes the ways in which transnational migration transforms and is transformed by the sexual dimensions of identity. It presents the experience of Colombian homosexual men who have migrated to New York City in the last twenty-five years as a case that illuminates identity transformations in the process of transnational migration. Throughout ethnographic research, this work finds that immigration greatly impacts family arrangements and patterns of inclusion and exclusion in the immigrant's original and recipient society.