Class of 2017

Pilobolus, 2010
Snow Sculpture, 1925
Salutatorian, 2010
Bonfire Caller, 1947
Spring, 2010
Choates, 1958
Tailgate, 2010
Cheerleaders, 1970
Hockey, 2014
Friendly Soccer Game, 1978
Campus Life, Undated
Cheerleaders, 1980
Commencement, 1980
Cyclist, 1987
Sorority, 1988
Class Day, 1990
Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, 2008
Commencement, 2008
Drawing Studio, 2009
Outdoor Class, 2010
Dartmouth Powwow, 2010
Women's Frisbee Team
Biology Lab, Undated
Christmas, Undated
Classroom, Undated
Alpha Kappa Alpha, 1988
Appalachian Trail, 1989
Class Day, 1994
Football, 1994
Academic Gala, 1997
Bonfire Building, 1999
Duthu, 2009
TableTennis, 2009
Top of the Hop, 2009
Alpha Delta, 1877
Chariot Races, 2010
Baseball on the Green, 1877
Earth Science, 2010
Class Photo, 1898
Football, 2010
Commencement, 1899
Ledyard, 2010

Hello, ’17s, and happy summer! Today I’m talking about the outstanding Oscar Ruben Cornejo Casares!

Oscar is pursuing his Ph.D. at Northwestern University, where he is examining the intersection of immigration, race, gender, and social movements. Oscar wrote his undergraduate thesis on undocumented immigrants in Atlanta, and he carried his lingering questions from this study to his Ph.D. in Evanston, Illinois. He argues that the status and experience of undocumented immigrants are racialized; for example, Latinos primarily learn that they are undocumented when they are children, whereas people who come from other countries often learn through life events such as getting a driver’s license, trying to leave the country, or applying to college. What makes his study unique is the diversity of his interlocutors. Most studies have focused on individuals from Latin America and just one group at a time; however, Oscar interviews individuals from Mexico, Belize, Poland, Korea, India, Kenya, and Ghana so he can analyze the intersection of race and legal status in America. In addition to getting his work published, he hopes to make sure his work is accessible to others in the long run and that it goes beyond the walls of academia. He wants to amplify voices that have been largely neglected or forgotten.

Although his studies take up most of his time, Oscar enjoys running and genealogy. He used to run around Occom Pond at Dartmouth, but now he runs out to Lake Michigan. Oscar became interested in genealogy after participating in the Native American studies department’s off-campus program in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the American Institute of Indigenous Art. He was able to go back to the mid-1700s in some branches.

Dorian Allen, 117 West Grant St., Apt. 123, Minneapolis, MN 55403; (973) 986-5988; dorallen@comcast.net

Portfolio

Alumni Books
New titles from Dartmouth writers (July/August 2019)
Justice for All
A world of equals is the goal of fundraiser Evelyn Chen ’01.
The Natural

Professor Ross Virginia is as cozy in an African desert as he is in the Antarctic—where there’s even a swatch of icy terrain named after him.

Dennis A. Dinan ’61
On editing DAM in turbulent times

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