Friday, February 8, 2013

Arely Zimmerman on Citizenship and Belonging Across Borders

The Politics Department invites the college community to attend a talk by Politics Search candidate Dr. Arely Zimmerman, University of Southern California. The talk is entitled "Contesting Citizenship: Central Americans and the Politics of Belonging Across Borders."


  • Location: North Trailer A15
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Sponsor: Politics

Dr. Arely Zimmerman interrogates the shifting boundaries of citizenship through the lense of Central American communities in the United States, a diaspora that has faced violent displacement from their countries of origin as well as legal and socio-political exclusions in the United States, and shows how their grassroots activism is redefining notions of membership and belonging in the context of their everyday struggles for rights, representation, and inclusion in multiple polities.

Refreshments will be served.