The Michigan Colloquium on Race and Twentieth-Century American Political
Development presents the fifth of eight public lectures:
PROFESSOR MAE M. NGAI
Assistant Professor of History
University of Chicago
"IMPOSSIBLE SUBJECTS: ILLEGAL ALIENS AND THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICA"
Thursday, February 5, 2004, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Angell Hall Aud. B
Mae Ngai teaches at the University of Chicago, and is the author of a new
book published by Princeton University Press: IMPOSSIBLE SUBJECTS: ILLEGAL ALIENS AND THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICA (2004). She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1998, and is currently spending the academic year as an American Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Her talk will focus on the origins of illegal immigration and the reshaping of the relationship between race and citizenship in modern America.
The program of the Colloquium is made possible by the generous financial support of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, as well as the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies; the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy; the College of Literature, Science, and Arts; the Departments of History, Political Science, and Sociology; the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; the National Poverty Center; and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. For additional information, please contact colloquium organizers Matt Lassiter, Tony Chen, and Robert Mickey at conveners@umich.