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Chen, Yea-Wen and Brandi Lawless. 2018. “Oh my god! You have become so Americanized”: Paradoxes of adaptation and strategic ambiguity among female immigrant faculty. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 11 (1).
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Building on De La Garza and Ono’s differential adaptation theory, this study explores discourses from immigrant women faculty in the U.S. academy. Three interlinked themes are unveiled: treating foreign-female body politics, navigating adjustment paradoxes, and employing strategic ambiguity.