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Not in Service: Strategies Among West Africans in Spain to Minimize Transnational Obligations in the Age of the Cell Phone

November 5, 2010
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Categories: Seminar

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to leisenach@asc.upenn.edu by Wednesday, November 3 at 12pm.

Ermitte St. Jacques is a National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication.

She recently received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida. Her dissertation research concerns the relationship between the economic integration of Senegalese and Gambian immigrants in Catalonia, Spain and their participation in transnational activities that enable them to maintain multiple social ties with their countries of origin. At CGCS/ASC Ermitte will examine the influence of new media and mobile communication technologies in the maintenance of transnational ties.