Contingencies of Whiteness: A Conversation with American Studies & History Professor Dr. Matthew Frye Jacobson
Join Yale Professor Dr. Matthew Frye Jacobson to critically examine the histories of immigration, Euro-American ethnic identity formation as “Whiteness,” and contemporary relationships of power. The conversation will be moderated by SVP, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, Dr. Lisa M. Coleman.
The NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI) invites you to join us on August 6 from 12:00–1:30 p.m. for a conversation with Dr. Matthew Frye Jacobson — William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies and History, Professor of African American Studies at Yale University — to critically examine the histories of immigration, Euro-American ethnic identity formation as “Whiteness,” and contemporary relationships of power. The conversation will be led by SVP, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, Dr. Lisa M. Coleman.
An NYU BeTogether event, the discussion will focus on Professor Jacobson’s highly acclaimed Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race, which demonstrates the shifting and highly contingent historic processes of racial formation in the U.S., elucidating contemporary political and cultural meaning of immigration, power relationships and realities embedded in the racial constructed category of “Whiteness.” Whiteness of A Different Color is featured in the NYU Summer Reads series — a selection of three readings for reflection, discourse, and engagement toward advancing equity and social justice at NYU, as part of the action initiatives announced by President Hamilton and the NYU Board of Trustees.
**Note on Accessibility: This virtual event requires an internet connection and computer or smartphone. All audio will be Closed Captioned. It is a priority to make our events INCLUSIVE & ACCESSIBLE. For any questions or to notify us of additional accommodation requests, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours prior to the event.**