In this personal essay, Aurora Chang describes her experience of hyperdocumentation—the effort to accrue awards, accolades, and eventually academic degrees to compensate for her undocumented status. In spite of her visible successes and naturalization,Chang still confronts the rage and intolerance of American "commonsense"beliefs about immigration. Her narrative questions the pursuit of documentation as a means to legitimacy and acceptance in American society.
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Research Article| September 20 2011
Undocumented to Hyperdocumented: A Jornada of Protection, Papers, and PhD Status
Harvard Educational Review (2011) 81 (3): 508–521.
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Aurora Chang; Undocumented to Hyperdocumented: A Jornada of Protection, Papers, and PhD Status. Harvard Educational Review 1 September 2011; 81 (3): 508–521. doi: https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.81.3.d84532vu27772424
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