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Scholars in Conversation Series
Intersecting Identities: Growing Up Asian and Jewish
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 12:00pm EST
In their book, JewAsian (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), authors and spouses Dr. Helen Kiyong Kim, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Sociology at Whitman College, and Dr. Noah Samuel Leavitt, Director of Student Engagement at Whitman College, examine the intersection of race, religion, and ethnicity in the increasing number of households that are Jewish American and Asian American. Their study explores the larger social dimensions of intermarriages—couples where spouses are of different racial, ethnic, or religious backgrounds— to explain how these unions reflect not only the identity of married individuals but also the communities to which they belong. Join Drs. Kim and Leavitt, along with Dr. Trevor Milton, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York, for a discussion about the layered multicultural identities of new spouses and their offspring. This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Department at Queens College.