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Alumna Pérez Padilla to give talk on impact of the Mexican migration experience

November 20, 2013

UW-Madison alumna María de la Luz Pérez Padilla is giving a free, public talk on Friday, Nov. 22 titled, “Mexican ‘Retornados’ and Families in Mexico: The Impact of the Migration Experience.”

The event runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in room 206 of Ingraham Hall. Pérez Padilla earned her master’s degree from the Department of Counseling Psychology in 2003.

She will talk about her research that examines how Mexican families experienced the absence of family members as well as how the returning migrants re-integrated back into their families and communities.   She will discuss her preliminary findings from psychological scales and her questionnaire with close and open-ended questions. 

Pérez Padilla is a professor at Universidad de Guadalajara - San Juan de los Lagos. She is a Visiting Scholar with UW-Madison’s the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

This talk is being co-sponsored by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the Global Health Institute, Latin American and Caribbean Iberian Studies (LACIS), Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program and Counseling Psychology.
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