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Nirvikar Singh, “The Other One Percent? Indians in Trump’s America”
November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Stevenson Fireside Lounge
What is the selection process that governed the migration of people of Indian origin to the United States? How has that selection been important in determining of the economic success of this group? This talk highlights the diversity within this broad group, & the lessons of that diversity, and concludes by exploring some of the challenges that Indian Americans face as a minority in the contemporary United States & the implications of events in contemporary India.
Nirvikar Singh holds the Sarbjit Singh Aurora Chair of Sikh and Punjabi Studies at UC Santa Cruz. He also directs the UCSC South Asian Studies Initiative within the Division of Social Sciences.
The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.
All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.