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Thesis title: What do people want to do with their lives and why? An ethnography of graduate aspirations in New York and Los Angeles
Start year: 2015
This research consists of an 18-month ethnographic study of the aspirations of graduates from a private university in New York City, many of whom move to Los Angeles. I ask what graduates want to do with their lives, and how such ideas are produced, negotiated, and revised over time. I am currently writing up (2019–20) based at the Department for Educational Research, CINVESTAV, Mexico City.
Aspiration, Life Course, Graduate Transitions, Meanings of Work, Student Debt
Social Anthropology; Youth Studies; Education; Aspiration and Imagined Futures; The Life Course