Virginia's Changing Communities
Communities (VCC) is a muliti-year study of immigrant experiences and
attitudes and responses regaring immigrant settlement in several Northern Virginia communities.
In January 2011, I began an two-year documentary
project with the Columbia Pike Oral History Initiative (CPOI).
The CPOI is a collaborative effort with re local historians. I will be
training students in
ethnographic documentation techniques and toegether we will be
completing an extensive cultural survey of the Columbia Pike's diverse
neighborhoods, religious communtiies, civic associations, and business
The cultural survey will include an extensive oral history
projetct. We will be interviewing Columbia Pike residents ranging
from the long-term to the very recent, and will be archiving our work
at the Virginia Room of the Arlington County Public Library and the
Northern Virginia Folklife Archive at GMU.
We will be presenting preliminary findings to the community on June 24,
2011 at the Arlington Campus of GMU (location and time TBA).