CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Racism, Mestizaje, and the American World War II Ethnic Cleansing of Latin American Japanese
Cosponsored by the U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Drawing on a comparative perspective, in this presentation, I discuss racism as a modern global system rooted in European colonialism, mestizaje as a racial regime of white assimilation, and the US empire-state led elimination of people of Japanese origin across the Americas.
Jessica A. Fernández de Lara Harada completed her doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. Her doctoral research examined the overlooked historical experiences of Mexicans of Japanese origin across five generations in relation to the 'mestizo' racial system, citizenship and state violence, as well as repertoires of resistance in Mexico. This study built upon her master’s dissertation on graphic novel representations of mestizaje, the positioning of afro-descendants, and the operation of race and racism in Mexico from a transnational lens. Her research interests include trans-pacific history, nation-state building, and colonial formations in Mexico and Japan. Previously, Jessica completed an MA in Latin American Studies (with Distinction) at University College London, and a BA (First Class Honours) in Law at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Historical Studies at El Colegio de México; co-founder of the CRASSH Research Group 'Power and Vision: The Camera as Political Technology'; and co-organiser of the conference Memories in Transit, supported by The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, at the University of Cambridge, and the British Academy.
This lecture is made possible with the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.
If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||History, Japanese Studies, Latin America|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures|
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