AAARI Co-Sponsored Event

The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time: 5pm to 7pm

Place: City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue, Manhattan - NAC Ballroom

Free - Open to the Public

In this talk, based on her new book The Limits of Whiteness (2017, Stanford University Press), sociologist Neda Maghbouleh shares the under-theorized and sometimes heartbreaking story of how Iranian American young adults and teenagers move across a white/not-white color line. By contextualizing her ethnographic data with a century's worth of neglected historical and legal evidence, she offers new evidence for how a "white" American immigrant group might become "brown," and what such a transformation says about race in North America today.

Born in New York City and raised in Portland, Oregon, Neda Maghbouleh is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Her research addresses the everyday lives of racialized people, including a new study of Syrian war refugees in Toronto, funded by the Government of Canada's Ministry of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.

City College Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
City College Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies Department







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