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CCSRE Faculty Seminar Series | Assimilation: An Alternative History

October 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
CCSRE Conference Room | BLDG 360 | ROOM 361J

Catherine S. Ramírez, chair of the Latin American and Latino Studies department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is a scholar of Mexican American history; race, migration, and citizenship; Latinx literature and visual culture; comparative ethnic studies; gender studies; and speculative fiction. She is the author of Assimilation: An Alternative History and The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Memory and she is a co-editor of Precarity and Belonging: Labor, Migration, and Noncitizenship

Tomás Jiménez is a Professor of Sociology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.  He is also Director of the Undergraduate Program on Urban Studies. His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial identity. His forthcoming book, States of Belonging: Immigration Policies, Attitudes, and Inclusion (Russell Sage Foundation Press) uses survey data and in-depth interviews to understand how state-level immigration policies shape belonging among Latino immigrants, US-born Latinos, and US-born whites in Arizona and New Mexico. 

EVENT LOCATIONS: You may join us in person in Building 360, Conference Room 361J, or via zoom. In person capacity will be limited to 40 persons. See below to RSVP or join online.

LUNCHEON: Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees at 11:30am outside of Building 360. RSVP Required. Masks required indoors. 

*HEALTH CHECK: The in-person event is open to Stanford affiliates. Please bring your devices to show your health check status upon entry. Go to for your status. Non-Stanford affiliates may join via zoom. 

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Read a news feature about Catherine Ramírez here.

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Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
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