Events

"Limits of Whiteness" with Dr. Maghbouleh
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

"The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race"

Presented by Dr. Neda Maghbouleh

Monday, April 16th, 12pm-2pm at Smith Memorial Student Union 238

 

In this talk, based on her new book The Limits of Whiteness (2017, Stanford University Press), Neda Maghbouleh shares the curious, under-theorized story of how Iranian Americans move across a white/not-white color line. By contextualizing ethnographic data with neglected historical and legal evidence, she offers new evidence for how a "white" American immigrant group can become "brown," and what such a transformation says about race in North America today.

This lecture is made possible by the efforts of the Portland State University Persian Program as well as through sponsorships with the Department of World Languages & Literatures, Department of Sociology, and the Middle East Studies Center.