The Arizona Youth Identity Project (AZYIP) examines how U.S.-born young adults in Arizona perceive their identity and status as Americans. Using mixed qualitative methods, AZYIP focuses on who, how, where and why U.S.-born young adults of diverse backgrounds reimagine, reclaim, rearticulate, and reconstitute national belonging.

We center our project on three interrelated aims to understand how rapidly changing economic, demographic, and political conditions: 

  • affects Latinx, Native American and white young adult’s definition of who is American
  • shapes their sense of national identity and belonging,
  • Motivates them to engage civically and politically to assert their identity as Americans.

Get Involved

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in joining AZYIP should contact Dr. Nilda Flores-Gonzalez at