Judith Freidenberg, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the
University of Maryland, College Park, received a Grant Proposal
Assistance Award from the Center for Heritage Resource Studies to assist
with her project “The Anthropology of the Immigrant Life-Course.”
is focusing on Hispanic immigrant communities in Montgomery and Prince
Georges counties in Maryland. She and her collaborators assembled
and mapped census data of immigrant populations and held a “Community
Museum” workshop in Langley Park, Maryland.
workshop, approximately 30 individuals were recruited from all programs in
Casa de Maryland, a community-based organization in Montgomery County that
also services Latinos living in Prince Georges County. The workshop
explored such broad issues as heritage awareness, validating U.S.
citizen’s interest in learning about heritage, and identifying methods
to share Latino heritage. In addition, the workshop elicited more
specific discussion on the proposed museum, including selecting artifacts
to share heritage and curation and program planning.
Dr. Freidenberg also is conducting related
research in Argentina.