Racialization in an Era of Mass Migration: Black Migrants in Europe and the United States

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Thursday, January 25th, 2018

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Thursday, January 25, 20182:30PM - 4:30PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West
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Description

A comparative analysis of black migrants and their children in Western Europe and the United States points to the complex, and sometimes surprising, ways that the social, political, and demographic contexts and historical developments on the two sides of the Atlantic influence the nature and impact of racial boundaries and barriers that play such a significant role in their lives.

About the Speaker:
Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her work has focused on the comparative study of immigration, comparing the immigrant experience in the United States and Europe as well as immigration today with earlier periods in the United States. She is the author or editor of 18 books, including In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration and most recently, with Richard Alba, Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe.

This event also serves as the keynote lecture for our R.F. Harney 11th Annual Graduate Research Conference in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies (January 25-26, 2018).


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