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Peggy Levitt

Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. Expert in transnational migrations

Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, and an expert in transnational migrations, her work focuses on analysing the strong links that immigrants maintain with their countries of origin.
She is the author of a number of works, among which we would highlight The Transnational Villagers>/i<, in which Levitt studies groups of Dominicans living in Boston and explains the strong links that they establish with the family and political life of the Dominican Republic. In this book, Levitt analyses the town of Miraflores, in the Dominican Republic (country of origin), and the neighbourhood of Jamaica Plain, in Boston (host country).
Another of her works is The Changing Face of Home. Transnational Lives of the Second Generation. Levitt focuses on the children of immigrants and sees how 'transnationality' changes from generation to generation. The author analyses how they build their identity and create economic, social and political communities, and examines what kind of links they maintain with their parents' country of origin.

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Education and immigration: the socio-educational challenges for second generations from a transnational perspective


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