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February 23, 2018

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Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00am

In this talk, based on her book The Limits of Whiteness (2017, Stanford University Press), sociologist Neda Maghbouleh shares the curious, under-theorized story of how Iranian Americans move across a white/not-white color line.

By contextualizing her ethnographic data with neglected historical and legal records, she offers new evidence for how a “white” American immigrant group may come to be “brown,” and what such a transformation says about race in the U.S. today.

Light refreshments will be provided!

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Thomas Weiss (Political Science | CUNY Graduate Center) will address the questions and challenges surrounding the United Nations in the current political context. This event is supported by the ISSR Scholars Program, promoting successful research and grants development for social science faculty across the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Weiss visits UMass to collaborate with ISSR Scholar Peter Haas (Political Science).