As the nation continues to get more diverse, it's common for immigrant populations in the United States to identify with two or more cultures at the same time.
In a new article published in Lingua, M. Sidury Christiansen argues for a redefinition of how we see transnationalism or the movement of people, ideas and capital across national borders.
Through her research, she argues that technology use or the way people engage with each other through technology disrupts traditional notions of homeland and host-land.
"Transnationals use social networking sites to construct a 'third land' where they enact their ethnic identities, practice culture and maintain social ties," replied Christiansen.
A video invitation for the party of Rubí Ibarra García (Los XV de Rubí) was also recorded and shared by a local news outlet.
Christiansen noticed that people all over the world were sharing memes and pictures of themselves choosing clothes, food and pretending to go to the party.