Leinaweaver addresses international adoption as migration

July 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Does international adoption qualify as a form of migration? PSTC Faculty Associate and Associate Professor of Anthropology Jessaca Leinaweaver addresses this complex question in a recent article titled, “The Quiet Migration Redux: International Adoption, Race, and Difference.” 

Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Spain with parents who have adopted Peruvian children, Leinaweaver discusses issues of migration, kinship, and racialization. She argues that international adoption is a “unique form of migration that produces a minority category within a majority population.”

The article was published in the Spring issue of Human Organization, the journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology.