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Folklore Roundtable Recap

Folklore Roundtable Recap

The Folklore Roundtable, companion student organization to the folklore program, had a busy fall on campus and coordinated several events in the hopes to get to know the Mason community better.

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Mason Folklore Community Shares Research at ISCLR

Mason Folklore Community Shares Research at ISCLR

Members of the Mason Folklore Community travelled to Ottawa, Canada this past July to participate in the 39th annual Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Conference, hosted by The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research (ISCLR).

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IIR Releases New Research on the Future of Education for Undocumented Students

IIR Releases New Research on the Future of Education for Undocumented Students

In 1982,  in Plyler v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas  law denying school enrollment to undocumented immigrant  school children, thereby ensuring a free K-12 public education for all students regardless of immigration status. Today, some Americans want to overturn Plyler, and some scholars believe that the official opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, laid a foundation for an impending Plyler challenge. The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) just released a new paper that reviews the Plyler decision, focuses on continuing barriers to education faced by undocumented students, and examines the potential impact of overturning Plyler. 

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New American Voices Award Finalists Named

New American Voices Award Finalists Named

Sindya Bhanoo’s Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, Daphne Palasi Andreades’s Brown Girls, and Aamina Ahmad’s The Return of Faraz Ali have been named finalists for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award.

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Folklore Program Announces Yocom Prize Winners

Folklore Program Announces Yocom Prize Winners

The committee agreed to award graduate student Sarah Holland for their paper and also recognized fellow graduate student Amanda Ellard’s paper “Cases of Taoist Folkloresque in Popular Chinese Digital Media” with an honorable mention.

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