Issue 22.2 of the Zoryan Institute’s Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies is now available online!

About the Issue:

This issue of Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies features six articles covering topics ranging from representations of diaspora experiences in literature, to changing homeland policies towards diaspora populations, to the diaspora-homeland-development nexus.


Article Details: 

Maternal Becoming in the Vietnamese Transdiaspora: Kim Thúy’s Ru (2012) and Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do (2017) by Jocelyn Frelier
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Coming of Age in Post-War Gmapros Anglophone Lebanese Literature: The Search For Identity In Niko and Lifted By The Great Nothing by Pamela Layoun
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Trouble In/Troubling the Contact Zone: Representations of Mexico’s Article 33 in Jordi Soler’s La Ultima Hora Del Ultimo Día and Los Rojos De Ultramar by Alexander Voisine
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“A ‘Little Armenia’ in the Caribbean”: The Armenian Heritage Cruise as a Simulacrum by Tsolin Nalbantian
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Vietnamese-American Diaspora Engagement in Homeland Development: Reciprocities, Potentials, and Challenges by Nguyen Le Hanh Nguyen
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China’s Evolving Diaspora Engagement Policy: Transnational Linkages and Stakeholder Perceptions by Yan Tan and Xuchun Liu
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Read the full issue here!


More about Diaspora:

Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies captures a world where borders are transgressed and elastic, boundaries are fractured and permeable, and identities are increasingly fluid and adaptable. The establishment of this journal in 1991 by the Zoryan Institute was a seminal moment in marking what has become the field of Diaspora Studies.

2021 marked the journal’s 30th Anniversary, and it continues to be a leading voice in the field. The journal is continuously rethinking mobility, mobilization, and transnationalism, and reorienting traditional accounts of home, homeland, host state and diaspora in this ever-changing world. As an interdisciplinary journal, Diaspora welcomes the contributions of scholars from across the social sciences and humanities who share these intellectual concerns. Learn more about the history of the Diaspora journal and its continuing contribution to the field.

Diaspora is sponsored, owned and operated by the Zoryan Institute, and published twice a year by the University of Toronto Press.


How to Subscribe to Diaspora

Individual online subscriptions provide access to all online content for one year from the purchase date. Individual articles may also be purchased by navigating to the article’s full-text page and selecting a single article access option.


How to Submit to Diaspora

Diaspora welcomes articles on all aspects of the topics with which it is concerned: diaspora and related forms of dispersion, transnationalism, nationalism, ethnicity, globalization, and postcoloniality. Reference the submission guidelines here.


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