On campus? Visit the JWU Writing Lab at either the Center for Academic Support at Downcity or Harborside for fast and easy help with assignments. Whether you're just getting started or need final editing advice, peer-to-peer and professional writing coaches are super kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process. For in-person tutoring, help with accommodations for students living with disabilities, and study-skills workshops, contact the Center for Academic Support, via USucceed in jwulink, Academics tab.
Top Tips for Working with the Writing Lab:
Did you know you can also submit your paper online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Smarthinking for seriously awesome feedback within 24 -48 hours? It's FREE! Look for the link in jwulink, under the Academic tab, under Tutoring.
Other Suggested Readings:
The following primary and secondary texts (both creative and theoretical) can be used in addition to the anthologies above at the individual instructor’s discretion.
Adichie, Chimamanda. Americanah, 2013 Available via Helin Request (3-5 days to arrive, JWU will email you)
Anzaldua, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, 1987 Available via Helin Request (3-5 days to arrive, JWU will email you)
Bedi, Susham. The Fire Sacrifice, 1989 Available at JWU
Bhabha, Homi K. The Location of Culture, 1991 Available via Helin Request (3-5 days to arrive, JWU will email you)
Brah, Avtar.Cartographies of Diaspora: Contesting Identities, 1996. Available at JWU Course Reserve for 2 hour loan w/JWU ID
Chavez, Karma. Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities, 2013 Available at JWU e-book
Diaz, Junot. Drown, 1996 Available at JWU e-book
De Leon, Jennifer. Wise Latinas, 2014 Available at JWU
Desai, Kiran. The Inheritance of Loss, 2006 Available via InterLibrary Request (2-3 weeks to arrive, JWU will email you)
Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Namesake Available at JWU
Moraga, Cherrie. Shadow of a Man Available via Helin Request (3-5 days to arrive, JWU will email you)
Rushdie, Salman. Imaginary Homelands, 1992. Available via InterLibrary Request (2-3 weeks to arrive, JWU will email you)
Rodriguez, Richard. Hunger of Memory, 1982 Available at JWU
Spivak, Gayatri. Can the Subaltern Speak? 1988 Available at JWU e-book
Tan, Amy. The Opposite of Fate, 2004 Available at JWU
Articles on Food, Memory and Nostalgia
Articles on Diaspora, Gender, and Identity
Articles on Cinema Diaspora: Intergenerational Conflict and The American Dream
Did you know you can copy and paste citations if you use the library's databases?
1. Save time - look for the "Cite" Button or " " icon.
2. Scroll to the style you need (MLA, APA)
3. Copy and paste the full citation into your paper
Ta Da! You're done! Well, almost. Sometimes weird formatting issues happen, so always double check your work.
Need help with in-text citations or more complicated citations? Use the OWL! It's super easy, and totally simple. This is also a really good time to make an appointment with a writing tutor or submit your paper to Smarthinking (both in JWULInk, Academics) to make sure your paper is totally perfect and all your citations are good to go.