Racialized Transnationalism in the 21st Century: Lessons from the experiences of South Asian Americans, presented by Bandana Purkayastha

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
University of Iowa
International Programs
1117 UCC
Iowa City, IA 52242

Bandana Purkayastha is professor of Sociology and Ssian american studies at the University of Connecticut. She has published several books, articles, and chapters on racism, gendering, and class formation, as these structures affect highly-educated, racial, and religious minority immigrants and their children. She has won several local and national awards for teaching and leadership and was also recognized by the Connecticut legislature for her work with immigrants. She holds several international and national elected positions within sociology, and is President of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Chai will be served.

This event is sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program in International Programs, the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), Obermann Center for Advanced Studies working group in Comparative
Ethnic Studies, and the Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies in CLAS.