Kathleen López, assistant professor in the department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies at Rutgers University, examines the discrimination Chinese migrants faced in Cuba in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Join Mehdi Bozorgmehr for a discussion of Iranian immigration to the U.S. from the mid-1960s to the present. Bozorgmehr offers an up-to-date and objective profile of Iranian Americans, challenging some of the existing stereotypes about this misunderstood ethnic group.
Abosede George, assistant professor of history and Africana studies, examines how migrant communities played a key role in shaping the culture, society, and infrastructure of the fascinating 19th-century port city of Lagos. Sponsored by the Forum on Migration.
Madeline Y. Hsu, director of the Center for Asian American Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, explores how shifts in immigration laws and practices produced the idea of Chinese, and other Asian immigrants, as high-achieving “model minorities.”