"Proud to Be an American: Affect and Emotion in Immigration Rhetoric"
J. David Cisneros is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, and affiliate faculty in the Department of Latina/Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of The Border Crossed Us: Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latino/a Identity (2014); he specializes in issues of citizenship, race/ethnicity, Latin@ identity, and immigration. Professor Cisneros' talk will engage with an episode of American documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's television series 30 Days entitled "Immigration" to explore the ways in which this episode dramatized a number of conflicting and interrelated affects and emotions about immigration in U.S. public discourse.
This talk is sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Comparative Ethnic Studies Working Group and is co-sponsored by POROI and the Communication Studies Department.