Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

MALS Lecture Series: Natalia Molina

"How Race Is Made in America"

Tue, September 20, 2016 | GWB 2.206 (Multipurpose Room), Gordon-White Building (GWB), The University of Texas at Austin

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us for our MALS Lecture Series featuring Natalia Molina
Join us for our MALS Lecture Series featuring Natalia Molina

Professor Natalia Molina will give a talk based on her recent book, How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts, which examines Mexican immigration--from 1924 when immigration acts drastically reduced immigration to the U.S. to 1965 when many quotas were abolished--to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed. These years shaped the emergence of what Professor Molina describes as an immigration regime that defined the racial categories that continue to influence perceptions in the U.S. about Mexican Americans, race, and ethnicity. Through the use of a relational lens her work demonstrates that racial scripts are easily adopted and adapted to apply to different racial groups.

Natalia Molina is Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities, and Professor of History, at the University of California, San Diego.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS)

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