Marcos and Thomas Bragança: Citizens of the World

Where do I belong? This is the question asked by immigrants and expatriates for as long as human beings have migrated.  Alan interviews Brazilian-born Marcos Bragança, an expat with a widely dispersed family.  His American-born son Thomas talks about the ebb and flow of language and culture growing up in the United States.

Alan Headbloom

Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.