Today I came across the work of Vikki Katz (Ph.D., University of Southern California) an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department of the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. Her research in the area of communication challenges faced by Latino immigrant families is fascinating. In the video below, Dr. Katz discusses how children of Latino immigrants access the Internet as well as digital media.
A lot of her research also focuses on the concept of “brokering” which describes the process of how Latino children often have to facilitate the communication process for their parents – not as translators but as doers. I can certainly relate to this concept. Enjoy.