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Conversation with Erika Lee
February 10, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us for this virtual talk with Erika Lee as part of our Anti-Racist Thought and Activism in History Speaker Series.
Erika Lee is a Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies, Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Her most recent book, America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States, won the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the Richard Frisbie Honored Book Award for Nonfiction.
Lee approaches teaching Asian-American history from a radical perspective and advocates public scholarship against xenophobia. Hear Lee speak on xenophobia in the Trump era on Democracy in Danger podcast. Listen to Lee’s analysis on the rise of attacks on Asian people during the pandemic on NPR. Find out more about Lee’s Immigrants in COVID America project, documenting the impact of the pandemic on immigrants and refugees and the #ImmigrationSyllabus project, a digital educational resource offering historical perspectives to contemporary immigration debates.
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This speaker series is supported by the UBC Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund, Office of the Provost; CUNY Grad Center; Kingsborough Community College; King’s College London; Princeton University Advanced Studies Institute; Public Humanities Hub, UBC Okanagan; Historicities Cluster, UBC; UBC Graduate program in Power, Conflict and Ideas; International Solidarity Action and Research Network.