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Black American Relations with South Koreans and Korean Americans: Historical Origins and Present Trajectories

February 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presentation on February 3, 4 PM by Professor Nadia Kim (Loyola Marymount University), moderated by Morgan Wilson (Ph.D. candidate, UNC Department of History).

Nadia Y. Kim, professor of sociology at Loyola Marymount University, focuses on US race and citizenship inequalities regarding Korean/Asian Americans and South Koreans, race and nativist racism in Los Angeles (e.g., 1992 LA Unrest), immigrant women’s politics of the body and emotions, environmental racism and classism, and comparative racialization of Latinxs, Asian Americans, and Black Americans. Throughout her work, Kim’s approach centers (neo)imperialism, transnationality, and the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and citizenship. Kim is author of the multi-award-winning Imperial Citizens: Koreans and Race from Seoul to LA (Stanford, 2008); of Refusing Death: Immigrant Women Fight for Environmental Justice in LA (Stanford, forthcoming Spring 2021), and of award-winning journal articles on race and assimilation and on racial attitudes.

Register for the Zoom webinar here.

Part of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies speaker series Blackness in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, supported by the Carolina Asia Center and the Institute for African American Research

The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.