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Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Department of History


Neel Amin

Evan Friss

Colleen Moore


I Belong Here Too is an oral history project which consists of twenty interviews of the Bangladeshi community in New York. The oral histories touch on many aspects of Bangladeshi-American life, history, memory, identity, culture, and the struggles of being an immigrant. It tries to put the interviewees experiences in a larger historical context in order to understand how the Bangladeshi community in Brooklyn, New York has grown and the challenges they faced as immigrants in a new city. The two chapters of this thesis examines the oral history processes and the difficulties of Bangladeshi immigrant women. The project is collaborating with the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) where it hosts the stories of the interviewees. Link to the oral history project:



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