Natalicia R. Tracy

Ph.D Candidate

E-mail: mrtracy@bu.edu

Maria Natalicia Rocha-Tracy

Natalicia R. Tracy

BIO AND RESEARCH

Natalicia R. Tracy is a Ph.D. Candidate, studying  “Immigration Policy and Mixed-Status Families: A Comparative Study of Brazilian Immigrants in the Metropolitan Areas of Boston, Massachusetts, and Lisbon, Portugal.” She has just completed her dissertation fieldwork and will soon be writing her dissertation.  Earlier, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and a Master’s degree in Applied Sociology, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  Her Master’s research also concerned immigration, and was entitled, “Brazilian Immigrants in the U.S.: Pathways and Barriers to Assimilation.” Since her undergraduate studies, she has been interested in issues of immigration, transnationalism, education, and race, including related policy questions.  She is recipient of the 2008-2009 Boston University Whitney Young Fellowship. The courses she has taught include Life Span Development; Non-Western Cultures, focusing on Africa and China; Research Methods; and Race and Ethnic Relations.  In addition to working on her dissertation, she is teaching Race and Ethnic Relations at UMass Boston, is the lead researcher for a Brown University Department of Education evaluation project in the Brockton Public Schools, and is involved in activism for social justice at the Brazilian Immigrant Center of Boston.

PUBLICATIONS

2009   “Encounters between Immigrant Students and U.S. Urban Universities,” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge 5:23-34

2008a  “Engaging Cultures – The People of the World are One Species: a Multicultural Analysis” (with Yue Zhu), Report to the Deutsche Gesellchaft Intercultural Summer Seminar. Berlin, Germany, August 2008, http://www.europa-information-stralsund.de/summerscool/media/SummerScool-2008-25-1.pdf

2008b “Kulturen im Austausch: Eine multikulturelle Studie mit den Teilnehmern der ISSB 2008″ (with Yue Zhu), Report to the Deutsche Gesellchaft Intercultural Summer Seminar. Berlin, Germany, August 2008 [German translation of 2008a], http://www.europa-information-stralsund.de/summerscool/media/SummerScool-2008-4-1.pdf