Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture
Marina Pérez de Mendiola
© 2017 Emma C. Herlinger
In September 2017, the Trump administration announced its plan to rescind The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Since then, program recipients, who have in recent years assumed the name "Dreamers," have fought back. This thesis explores how Dreamers use storytelling as a means of articulating individual and collective identity as a form of resistance in the sociopolitical climate that is Trump's America.
Herlinger, Emma, "American Dreams: DACA Dreamers, Trump as a Political and Social Event, and the Performative Practice of Storytelling in the Age of Secondary Orality" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 1078.