Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Date of Degree


Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name



Liberal Studies


Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis

Subject Categories

Migration Studies | Multicultural Psychology | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Culture


Cultural manifestation, Migration, Ethnicity, History, Acculturation, social movements


“A Parade of Identities” is a digital project that applies social theories of international migration, psychology and cultural anthropology to ethnographic visual data in order to analyze ethnic identity and urban space appropriation found in three of New York City’s cultural parades. The project traces and analyzes the historical meaning and emerging directions in terms of ethnic identity construction, of NYC immigrant parades through the use of the author’s photography and video collections (2012-2018) of St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day and Chinese New Year parades, in association with a website and blog via digital humanities’ platform. Additionally, by activating the blog platform, the project looks to create a dialogue, about some of the aspects of the complexity of living in a global city such as New York City.


Online component: https://nyjhm.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

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