Sociology lecture to focus on citizenship, gender and race

September 28, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Evelyn Nakano Glenn will speak at Purdue University on Thursday (Oct. 1) about “U.S. Settler Colonialism and the Production of Racialized and Gendered Citizenship.”

Glenn, professor of the Graduate School and founding director of the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak at 9 a.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union’s East Faculty Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

Glenn’s expertise is in issues of race, gender, immigration, labor and citizenship. She is the author of “Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America,” “Unequal Freedom, How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor,” and “Issei, Nisei, War Bride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service.”

This talk is supported by a College of Liberal Arts 2015 Global Synergy Research Grant awarded to Jean Beaman, an assistant professor of sociology, and Mangala Subramaniam, an associate professor of sociology.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723,

Sources: Jean Beaman,

Mangala Subramaniam,

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