Conference

Far from Angels: Examining DACA Recipients’ Lived Experience of Stigma

Author
  • Angelica Castro Bueno (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The purpose of this phenomenological study will be to describe Latinx DACA recipients' lived experience of stigma in the Midwest. There is a dearth of research examining the stigmatization of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. In the context of an immigrant-hostile socio-political climate, the current study seeks to comprehensively describe the stigma facing Latinx DACAmented immigrants from their own perspectives. Using Pryor and Reeder’s (2011) conceptual model of stigma, we will explore how three types of stigma, public stigma, self-stigma, and structural stigma, present in the lives of DACA recipients. Preliminary findings of semi-structured in-depth interviews with DACA recipients will be discussed in addition to emerging themes. The current study will add to the literature on stigma by examining how a historically marginalized population perceives, interprets, and is affected by several forms of stigma in their own words.

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Published on
04 Mar 2021
Far from Angels: Examining DACA Recipients’ Lived Experience of Stigma