Lynch School Fall Speaker Series: Stacey Lee, PhD
"The Politics of Invisibility: Beyond and Between Black and White"
Invisibility – the state of being unseen, hidden, erased and unrecognized – has become a central trope in describing Southeast Asian American educational experiences. This talk focuses on both the problem of invisibility faced by Hmong youth in Lakeview, Wisconsin and the ways Hmong leaders and parents understand, negotiate and challenge invisibility through educational advocacy for their youth. In the tradition of critical ethnography, the talk explores what these individual and local stories expose about larger social forces, norms and institutions. As such, I'll argue that the story of invisibility and educational advocacy among Hmong Americans in Lakeview is an illustrative one that reveals the way the dominant Black and White racial paradigm shapes the options that Asians Americans have for challenging their invisibility.
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Monday, November 12, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Campion Hall, 139
Boston College, 2599 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA