Black and Brown Confinement: Intersectional Politics of Mass Incarceration and Mass Detention in Contemporary America

Hofstra’s Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice will host a lecture with Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Valeria Luiselli about immigration and prison reform. Dr. Luiselli is a prize-winning novelist, known her works, Faces in the CrowdThe Story of My Teeth, the forthcoming Lost Children Archive, and more. This lecture is sponsored by the Center for "Race," Culture and Social Justice's Faculty Summer Research Grant 2018. The event is open to all members of the Hofstra community. For more information, please email the Hofstra Cultural Center at

Valeria Luiselli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literature at Hofstra University is one of the recipients of the Center for "Race," Culture and Social Justice Faculty Summer Research Grants 2018. She will lecture on her research. Accompanied by an undergraduate course, the objective of the project is to find junctures and connections between the politics of mass incarceration and of mass detention, focusing on race as the prime determinant in the systemic confinement of black and brown bodies. The research seeks to articulate both incarceration and immigrant detention in a single, complex, and multilayered study of a particular form of apartheid and political violence in today's America.

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Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Time: 2:45-4:30 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Monday, December 3: “Asylum Under Siege,” A Lecture by Author Valeria Luiselli

2:55 p.m.-4:20 p.m., Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus





This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.


Monday, December 03, 2018



Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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