For the past two years, Dr. Karen Velasquez, Co-op faculty and advisor has been researching Latino-Korean working relationships within the “Koreatown” neighborhoods of Manhattan and Queens, New York City. Most interested in learning “how immigration affects people in their every day lives,” she spent her research term in New York exploring the dynamics between Latinos and Koreans and made some great observations. All her hard work has paid off and Dr. Velasquez is expected to publish a book titled Latino Immigrants in Koreatown, New York City: Transcending Cultural and Linguistic Boundaries in 2017. Way to go, Dr. Velasquez!
To learn more about Dr. Velasquez’s work check out these articles: Book explores Latino-Korean relations in Flushing and Elmhurst Author Explores How Koreatown is Bridging Cultures.