Entries by Adam Strom

Video: Italian Americans – Assimiliation

There are many ways that newcomers can become acculturate into a new society. There are two words, that people often use interchangeably, that are associated with the ways that people acculturate: assimilation and integration. Despite the fact that they are often used interchangeably, they do not mean the same thing. Assimilation implies gives up aspects […]

Video: Ireland’s Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora

“Did the old songs taunt or cheer you And did they still make you cry? Did you count the months and years Or did your teardrops quickly dry?” From the song, ‘Thousands Are Sailing’ by The Pogues Those living in mid-19th century Ireland faced dire circumstances, as a “fungus-like infection” destroyed Irish potato crops. However, the […]

Classroom Resource: Birth Water

In a video produced for the UNHCR, the United Nation’s Refugee Agency, “South Sudanese poet, Bigoa Chuol, reflects on decades of flight and exile, questioning the true meaning of home for refugees and displaced people. Her poem “Birth Water” is a glimpse into her personal conflict between roots and belonging but is also a testament […]

Educator Spotlight: Asian American Literature at the Smithsonian

In August, the Smithsonian Asian American Pacific Center will host the second Asian American Literature Festival. Re-imagining Migration’s Adam Strom was fortunate to be able to speak with one of the organizers of the festival, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis. He is a Curator of Asian Pacific American Studies at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and […]


PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM: MIGRATION AND EDUCATION FINDING OUR WAY IN A WORLD ON THE MOVE June 29, 2019 10:15 – 12:45 East Building Auditorium National Gallery of Art Migration has been an integral part of our experience since humans first walked the earth; while it ebbs and flows over time, it is ubiquitous. At the same […]