Sweta N. Baniya
- Assistant Professor
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
When migrant and refugee communities resettle in the US, they are faced with major challenges of resettlement: housing, employment, education, healthcare, and cultural and technological adaptation. While these cultural complexities, linguistic diversity, and socio-economic factors affect their integration and wellbeing, technological advancement creates additional challenges and barriers in the way migrants consume, interact, and circulate information. Our research findings suggest that the refugee community struggles to get citizenship in the US. Hence, this project uses participatory action research and knowledge justice theory to develop a targeted website and mobile-based application to address the complexities of obtaining citizenship.