Racism and xenophobia have long shaped the circumstances under which people emigrate, as well as the opportunities and constraints facing immigrants and their communities. Explore this topic at a presentation and discussion to be held 3-5 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library.
Global REM, in conjunction with the European Studies Consortium, will sponsor "Racism vs. Xenophobia: Transatlantic Perspectives," with a scholarly presentation, discussion, and reception following the event.
The event pairs two scholars from different disciplines: a sociologist, Michele Lamont (Harvard University), whose work has focused on racism and xenophobia both in France and the U.S., and a linguist, Ruth Wodak, who focuses on racism and xenophobia in political discourse in Europe. Each presenter will speak for 20-25 minutes, with the presentations followed by conversation between the two scholars and the audience. A reception follows.
Speakers will be:
Michele Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University.
Ruth Wodak, Dr. Habil Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University.