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Family History as U.S. Immigration History

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 10:00am

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Recovering and propagating family histories can be a strategy to identify and dismantle how U.S. immigration policies have institutionalized the racial exclusion of targeted groups, even as they mask the selective inclusion of legal immigrants. Madeline Y. Hsu will discuss the family history origins of her two monographs to explore intersections between the personal and the political and the possibilities of scholarship as an aspect of activism.

Madeline Y. Hsu is professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and is presently representative-at-large for the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas.  She was born in Columbia, Missouri but grew up in Taiwan and Hong Kong between visits with her grandparents at their store in Altheimer, Arkansas.

This lecture is a part of the Migrations Summer Pathways program.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Migrations, History

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