Date of Award

Spring 5-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Marc Edelman

Second Advisor

Angela Reyes

Academic Program Adviser

Marc Edelman


This work examines the phenomenon of diaspora formation among the indigenous Guatemalan population as a major identity marker in the new Guatemalan immigrants in the US. This work provides: definition of diaspora, its historical frames, juxtaposition of the self and the Other, and separation and differentiation of the indigenous languages



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