Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien

Intersecting Mobilizations: Sex, Religion, and Immigration

  • Wann 09.11.2010 von 18:00 bis 20:00
  • Wo Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Berlin Unter den Linden 6 HU, Hauptgebäude Raum Raum 2014 B
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Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



Hattam’s talk will be based on recent fieldwork on coalition formation in Boston.
This research, conducted with co-author Carlos Yescas, documents an important shift underway in U.S. politics in which activists have begun to build a new coalition linking gay rights with immigrant rights rather than consolidating the long awaited coalition between immigrants and African Americans. Whether the seximmigration connection will displace older Black-Brown alliances between ethnic groups and African Americans remains uncertain. Most agree that the outcome of this contested political moment will set the broad contours of American culture and politics for decades to come. Evangelical and Catholic churches have emerged as key sites for negotiating these competing political identifications and alliances. Examining them takes us to the front lines of political change.

Victoria Hattam is Professor in the Department of Politics at the New School for Social Research. She works on American culture and politics with a particular interest in race and immigration. Hattam has held fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and from the Russell Sage Foundation in New York. Her most recent book, In the Shadow of Race: Jews, Latinos and Immigrant Politics (University of Chicago, 2007), was awarded the prestigious Ralph Bunche Prize from the American Political Science Association in 2008. Hattam’s recent publications include an analysis of ethnic and racial classification in the United States Census (Daedalus, Winter 2005) as well contributions to debates over whiteness in American racial politics.



Prof. Dr. Victoria Hattam


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