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Holocaust Museum Houston: An Evening with Dr. Laura Limonic

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Sep 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

Join Holocaust Museum Houston for the second lecture in their 2020 Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Lecture and Film Series. This month, Holocaust Museum Houston will be hosting authors and scholars who have contributed to highlighting Latinx history, identity, culture, and cross-cultural collaborations.

Author Laura Limonic offers a view into the lives of this designation of Jewish immigrants, high-lighting the ways in which they adopt different identities (e.g., national, religious, or panethnic) in response to different actors and situations. Her book, Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States analyzes the changing construction of race and ethnicity in the United States through the lens of contemporary Jewish immigrants from Latin America. Since Latino Jews are not easily classified within the U.S. racial and ethnic schema, their ethnic identity and group affiliation challenge existing paradigms. (Published by Wayne State University Press)

Laura Limonic is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Old Westbury of the State University of New York. Her research is in the area of contemporary immigration to the United States and the integration trajectories of ethnic and ethno-religious groups. Laura received her PhD in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from Brandeis University and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University. In addition to academic research, Laura has an extensive background in public policy research and advocacy.

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. Guests will receive a private Zoom link so advance registration is required.

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