The Complexity of Migrant Identity - Photography Exhibit


Monday, April 22, 2019 (All day) to Friday, May 3, 2019 (All day)


Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall


Curated by the Students of Spanish 150

April 22-May 3, Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall

Free and Open to the Public


What is a migrant? Can a person be illegal? How do borders affect identity? Is migration a new phenomenon? Where do migrants belong? What is an emigrant? And an immigrant? How can a person live “in” the border and belong to both sides? Come and see this photography exhibit of migrants’ journeys and reflect on the complexity of the migrant’s identity from a variety of perspectives: departures, border crossings, arrivals, and the formation of new, hybrid, and hyphenated identities.


Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, with the generous support of the Provostial Funds for the Humanities. For information, contact

Photographs (clockwise from upper left) by Manuel Iglesias, Keith Dannemiller, Jorg Steinert, and Scott Dalton.