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Becoming Hispanic: The negotiation of ethnoracial identity in US census interviews

Becoming Hispanic: The negotiation of ethnoracial identity in US census interviews

In a new article published in the journal Latino Studies, Prof. Jennifer Leeman builds on her previous critical analyses of the ethnicity and race categories in the US census. In addition to demonstrating how sociolinguistic theory and methods can shed new light on census classification, her study of 117 Spanish-language interviews from the 2010 census shows that census-taking is not a simple recording of preexisting identities, nor is it a one-way dissemination of official discourses from interviewers to respondents. Instead, census ethnoracial classification involves the intersubjective construction and production of identities, as interviewers and respondents negotiate the meaning of the categories provided and their places within them.

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Language Class

Language Class

International Cafe_Arabic

International Cafe_Arabic

ART & POLITICS DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

ART & POLITICS DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Dr. Valerie Mainz is a a world-renowned specialist of the art and culture of the French Revolution. She curated two major exhibitions: L’Image du Travail et la Révolution française at the Museum of the French Revolution, Vizille, France in 1999 and, with Dr Richard Williams, Paper, Stone, Flesh and Blood: Transforming Views of Sculpture in French Revolutionary Prints, at the Henry Moore Institute Leeds in 2006. Her research also focuses in on the interfaces between history and history painting, the guises of prints and caricatures, academic art theory, the representation of Jews in the Early Modern period, and issues of reception and dissemination. She is developing the Pencheon Collection of French Revolutionary material located in Special Collections, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.

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Mason’s Fall Premiere

Mason’s Fall Premiere

Language, Identity and Education in Québec and Puerto Rico

Language, Identity and Education in Québec and Puerto Rico

Dr. Patrick-André Mather, a full professor at the University of Puerto Rico. He will be presenting his current research comparing language policies in Québec and Puerto Rico, especially as it pertains to bilingualism. The title of the talk is: “Language, Identity and Education in Québec and Puerto Rico” The presentation will take place in AQ 346, 1:30 – 2:45 pm, on Thursday, October 25.

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