Re: [Slovak-World] self introduction from a new member
- Thanks Danusha and welcome, I enjoyed your essay --
made me remember a lot about my mom and hers.
--- Danusha Goska <dgoska@...> wrote:
> Dear Everyone,http://www.thescreamonline.com/essays/essays2-1/silence.html
> Hi. I'm a new group member and I thought I'd
> introduce myself.
> I came across this group via Helene Cincebeaux.
> Recently I was working with an audiotaped
> interview I conducted with a Slovak-American
> immigrant woman. She mentioned a family name I could
> not spell.
> I did a Google search of "Slovak" and "genealogy"
> and I came across Helene's name. I emailed her and
> she told me about this group.
> My mother was an immigrant from Slovakia. My
> father was Polish. I've been to both Slovakia and
> I'm a relatively recent PhD and my dissertation
> focused on stereotypes of Poles and other Eastern
> Europeans in American culture, specifically in
> relation to intereactions with Jews.
> I have an article coming out in June in the
> Journal of Popular Culture on images of Bohunks in
> American movies.
> I also have some material on the web, including a
> bibliography to the folk art and architecture of
> Eastern Europe:
> And an essay on being a child of Eastern European
> I'm finding that being of Eastern European descent
> and focusing on these issues is not helping my
> academic career! The market is pretty tight and I'm
> finding the job search pretty much impossible.
> Identity politics plays a huge role in academia
> right now and it is not in our favor.
> I've enjoyed the messages I've read so far, and I
> hope to continue reading and learning.
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