Impact of Racial Identity Tensions

PMH member Edna Viruell-Fuentes, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, published a new study in a special issue of DuBois Review. In it, she explores the experience of Mexican immigrant women in Detroit, MI as they construct a sense of ethnic belonging even as they confront and resist racial stereotypes. She suggests that the stress involved in these processes is one way living in a racialized society affects health outcomes.

For more information, see:
Viruell-Fuentes, E.A. (2011). “It’s a lot of work:” Racialization processes, ethnic identity formations, and their health implications. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race. Special issue on Racial Inequality and Health, 8(1): 37-52.

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