Making Immigrant Knowledge from Collective Memories: Watching the Process Unfold in Spain

April 20, 5:00-7:00pm (PST)
Lecture at GHI West
University of California Berkeley, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)
Speaker: Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University

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The voices and spaces of immigrants come together to form collective memories, which in turn constitute an important basis of community knowledge: Evelyn Hu-DeHart reflects on this process that she witnesses during her stay in Barcelona where she currently teaches about new Chinese immigrants and researches the distant history of Chinese in the Spanish Empire, first in Manila in the 16th century, then in Cuba in the nineteenth century.

Evelyn Hu-DeHart is a Professor of History, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown. Her keynote address marks the beginning of the workshop on “Migrant Knowledges: Concepts, Voices, Spaces”.