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Annual African Diaspora Lecture: Dr. Jennifer Jones
March 8 @ 6:15 pm
The Stone Center’s Annual Diaspora Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Jennifer Jones, associate professor of sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies (by courtesy) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Jones’ research lies at the intersection of the sociology of race, immigration, and politics.
Throughout her scholarship, she examines the ways in which race “works,” exploring the relationship between categorical ascription (e.g., checking a box, or how one is perceived) and meaning-making (e.g., identity, or feeling a sense of group belonging).
Dr. Jones’ recent work can be found in such journals and books as Contexts, International Migration Review, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latino Studies, and The Cambridge Companion to Afro-Latin America. With Petra Rivera-Rideau and Tianna Paschel, she is the co-editor of Afro-Latinos in Movement: Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas (Palgrave MacMillan 2016).
Her first monograph, The Browning of the New South, was released with the University of Chicago Press in 2019.
The African Diaspora Lecture Series presents lectures, roundtables, and debates on a variety of subjects from the African diaspora. Topics, as well as discussions, are provocative, wide-ranging, and informative and give UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, students, and the surrounding community an opportunity to offer a critical analysis of the evolution of African-American and other African diaspora cultures.