“The construction and interpretation of “home” is not bounded by the location of origin anymore. Rather, it is a process of reconciling the fluidity of identity and meaning-making practices with relationships and objects. The underpinning framework of home is the understanding that it is an emotional place; where one truly belongs.”
In my second round of graduate school, I dove deep into exploring my ATCK identity. My program at American University allowed me the flexibility to do independent studies and semesters abroad not only to research but also to sit with the liminality of it all. I am grateful for the professors, mentors, and peers who helped guide my processing and reflecting.
I have decided to include an “Academic Papers” link to this non-blog to showcase some of my written graduate work. The excerpt above is from my paper titled here as “Home.”