LACS & CSAS Conversation: Madam Vice President: Navigating South Asia and the Caribbean | A virtual roundtable on Vice President Kamala Harris and the boundaries of identity, politics, and belonging across South Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean
Dr. Supriya Nair, Professor of English, University of Michigan
Ambassador Susan D. Page, Professor of Practice, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor from Practice, Law School, University of Michigan
Dr. Nitasha Tamar Sharma, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Asian American Studies, Northwestern University
Dr. Rupert Lewis, Emeritus Professor in Political Thought, Department of Government, University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica
The Center for South Asian Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies present a virtual roundtable on Vice President Kamala Harris and the boundaries of identity, politics, and belonging across South Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean.
Kamala Harris inhabits multiple identities that are often seen as separate or non-legible within the same frame (South Asian/South Asian American, Black, Caribbean). What does her Vice Presidency mean vis-a-vis these identity categories? How does Kamala Harris help bridge South Asia and the Caribbean, making visible connections that evade our commonplace understandings of people and places? This event seeks to discuss these themes as well as how we understand Kamala Harris as an international and domestic figure and how international and domestic politics and concerns are deeply intertwined.
|Building:||Off Campus Location|
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||African American, Caribbean, Center For Latin American And Caribbean Studies, Discussion, Latin America, Lecture, South Asia|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, International Institute, Center for South Asian Studies|
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