Date of Award

8-2020

Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Advisor

Danielle Ross

Second Advisor

Christopher Conte

Third Advisor

Lynne McNeill

Abstract

This project is designed to help high school students learn about the experiences, history and identity of Somali men who came to Utah as refugees. It is organized around the oral histories of eight Somali men who live in the Salt Lake City area. They were collected by Haden Griggs in the latter half of 2019. Transcripts and audio recordings for all the interviews are available here.

A paper, analyzing the historical circumstances and variations on Somali identity, is included here for scholarly or instructor use. This project also includes a digital exhibit tracing recent Somali history and contextualizing the experiences of these men within that history, found at http://exhibits.usu.edu/exhibits/show/somalisaltlake, as well as a lesson plan to be used in conjunction with the exhibit.

Osman Transcription.pdf (290 kB)
The transcript of the July 13, 2019 interview of Osman Ahmed by Haden Griggs

Ali (Almoh) Transcription.pdf (240 kB)
The transcript of the August 3rd, 2019 interview of Ali Bahaji by Haden Griggs

Aden Transcription.pdf (228 kB)
The transcript of the August 10, 2019 interview of Aden Batar by Haden Griggs

Abdulkhaliq Transcription.pdf (342 kB)
The transcript of the September 9, 2019 interview of Abdulkahliq Barbaar by Haden Griggs

Ismael Transcription.pdf (390 kB)
The transcript of the September 30, 2019 interview of Ismael Mohamed by Haden Griggs

Aydrus Transcription.pdf (412 kB)
The transcript of the October 11, 2019 interview of Aydrus Mohammed by Haden Griggs

Abdirizak Transcription.pdf (302 kB)
The transcript of the October 19, 2019 interview of Abdirizak Ibrahim by Haden Griggs

Yussuf Transcription.pdf (289 kB)
The transcript of the November 16, 2019 interview of Yussuf Abdi by Haden Griggs

Osman audio.mp3 (77499 kB)
The audio of the July 13, 2019 interview of Osman Ahmed by Haden Griggs

Ali (Almoh) audio.mp3 (16274 kB)
The audio of the August 3rd, 2019 interview of Ali Bahaji by Haden Griggs

Aden audio.mp3 (43142 kB)
The audio of the August 10, 2019 interview of Aden Batar by Haden Griggs

Abdulkhaliq audio.mp3 (47288 kB)
The audio of the September 9, 2019 interview of Abdulkahliq Barbaar by Haden Griggs

Ismael audio.mp3 (58550 kB)
The audio of the September 30, 2019 interview of Ismael Mohamed by Haden Griggs

Aydrus audio.mp3 (73061 kB)
The audio of the October 11, 2019 interview of Aydrus Mohammed by Haden Griggs

Abdirizak audio.mp3 (36652 kB)
The audio of the October 19, 2019 interview of Abdirizak Ibrahim by Haden Griggs

Yussuf audio.mp3 (27730 kB)
The audio of the November 16, 2019 interview of Yussuf Abdi by Haden Griggs

Somali Lesson plan.docx (21 kB)
A lesson plan designed by Haden Griggs to be used with his exhibit on Somali refugees in Salt Lake. Designed to fulfill WH 7 standards for Utah social studies education

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