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The History Department presents Dr. Deborah Kang- Discussion of the Borderlands

Posted Feb. 4, 2011

Deborah Kang

As part of our department's grant to explore ways in which we might make the survey sequence  in American history more global, the grant team is pleased to announce Dr. Deborah Kang, currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, will be visiting us on February 11th.  Dr. Kang's revised dissertation is under contract with Oxford University Press (current working title: The Legal Construction of the Borderlands: The INS, Immigration Law, and Immigrant Rights on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1917-1954); this will be her second book, as she recently completed the late Jon Gjerde's manuscript Anti-Catholicism in Nineteenth Century America for Cambridge University Press (due to reach bookstores in late 2011). 

Her talk is entitled  "The Domestic and International Origins of the Bracero Program: Tracing the Intersections between Immigration and International History in the Classroom."    All faculty, graduate students, and staff of the History Department are invited to attend the following activities:


Tuesday, February 8th, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.: To help us prepare for Dr. Kang's discussion of the borderlands, we will be showing John Sayles' 1996 movie "Lone Star" in 217 BSA.

Wednesday, February 9th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Following the excellent precedent set during Professor Armitage's visit in fall, we will once again be hosting a discussion of readings selected by Dr. Kang.  Room: 110 Bowman

Friday, February 11th, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Q & A session/discussion of readings with Dr. Kang.  Room 204 Bowman.
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
.: Dr. Kang's formal presentation to the department. Room 204 Bowman.