Center for Immigration Research
University of Houston
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University of Houston
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Muslims in the European Public Space: The Italian Case
The University of Houston Center for Immigration Research and Department of Sociology
present a talk by Dr. Chantal Saint Blancat from the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Padova, Italy.
Tuesday November 15, 2-3:30 pm
The Honors College Commons
M.D. Anderson Library
Immigration, Citizenship, and the Law
View the video of the Panel Discussion
Article - from The Daily Cougar
Please join us for a timely panel discussion exploring topics surrounding immigration, citizenship, and the law. The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 2:00-3:30 PM, at the Honors College Commons in the M.D. Anderson Library.
- Dr. Jessica Brown, Assistant Professor of the Department of Sociology
- Dr. Jeronimo Cortina, Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science
- Geoffrey Hoffman, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Immigration Clinic at the UH Law Center
- Dr. Lydia Tiede, Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science.
This event is sponsored by
- Center for Immigration Research
- Sociology Students Association at UH
- Center for the Americas
- Immigration Law Clinic at the UH Law Center.
- The Center for Immigration Research Speaker Series: “Enemy Women (and Men)”
- Jessica Brown, College of Saint Rose Residential Fellow, Center for Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Studies
- Friday, November 6, at 2 to 3:30 p.m.
- Honors College Commons, MD Anderson Library
- See the flyer about the speech
- Any category of membership is defined as much by those that do not belong as by those that do. This talk is an examination of the way that new ideas of "Germanness" are being defined with respect to new groups of problematized outsiders. Since gender and sexual behavior are among the brightest in the ideological “paint box” used to draw the lines between in-group and out-group, Ms. Brown will examine how discourses of gender and sexuality are being used to define what it means to be a good German citizen versus an outsider in modern-day Germany. To place the current project in perspective, however, she will also provide a historical overview of the shifting and contradictory ways in which gender and sexuality have been used to mark this boundary in Germany in the past.