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Sunday, April 14 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aren't We American? Race, Class, Immigration, and Citizenship - Conversation 2132 - REQUIRES TICKET

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How do race and class impact what it means to be American today? What do citizenship and immigration look like in the current context of “America first” and “nationalism”? A diverse panel of experts will discuss these and other questions in this timely and critical conversation.

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Jody Agius Vallejo

Jody Agius Vallejo specializes in immigrant integration, race/ethnicity, and social stratification. Her book, "Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class," examines patterns of mobility and socioeconomic incorporation among the Mexican-origin middle class in... Read More →

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Duncan Ryuken Williams

An ordained Buddhist priest in the Soto Zen tradition, Duncan Ryuken Williams has spent years piecing together the story of the Japanese American community during World War II. A renowned scholar of Buddhism, he has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, University of California... Read More →
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Sam Erman

Sam Erman is an Assistant Professor of Law at the USC Gould School of Law. He came to USC from the Smithsonian Institution, where he was a postdoctoral fellow in Latino studies. Erman's primary areas of research include the history of Puerto Rico and its relations with the United... Read More →
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Juan De Lara

Juan De Lara is an Assistant Professor in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His newest book, "Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Inland Southern California" was published last year. Professor De Lara's research interests include social... Read More →
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Elda María Román

Elda María Román is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Southern California. As a scholar in literary and cultural studies, she researches race and class, examining their effects across ethnic groups and through scholarship across disciplines. She... Read More →

Sunday April 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Wallis Annenberg Hall Presented by USC, Signing Area 10