Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

How the Arabs became Jews and the Jews became Japanese: Brazilian Tales of Ethnicity and Nation

10 April 2008 | 5:00pm | Seminar

Parkinson Basement, Room 10

Jeffrey Lesser is Winship Distinguished Research Professor and Director, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University. He is the author of A Discontented Diaspora: Japanese-Brazilians and the Meanings of Ethnic Militancy (Duke University Press, 2007), Negotiating National Identity: Immigrants, Minorities and the Struggle for Ethnicity in Brazil (Duke University Press, 1999) awarded the Best Book Prize, Latin American Studies Association-Brazil in Comparative Perspective Section and Welcoming the Undesirables: Brazil and the Jewish Question (University of California Press, 1994) awarded the Best Book Prize, New England Council on Latin American Studies.

Jeff's interests surround the construction of national identity in Brazil, especially how minority groups understand their own and national space.

Everyone welcome.

Join us for a glass of wine afterwards.

For more information, email Dr Stephanie Dennison.

Location Details

The Parkinson Building is the large white building on Woodhouse Lane.

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