Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question with Professor Lazaro Lima

Professor Lázaro Lima will present his book Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question (University of California Press, 2019). “In Being Brown, Lázaro Lima offers an indispensable cultural analysis of the first Latina elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court. Exploring Sonia Sotomayor’s status as a ‘Latina for the nation,’ Lima situates her within the historical and ongoing dynamics of Latinx civic inequality and exclusion. Brimming with theoretical insights and unexpected points of departure, Being Brown is necessary reading for anyone interested in questions of race, representation, and the future of Latinx democratic practice.”--Cristina Beltrán, author of The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity 

Lázaro Lima is Professor of Latino Studies in the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Hunter College, CUNY. A scholar and documentary filmmaker, Lima's books, documentaries and public humanities work foreground the Latino experience in the U.S. 

For this event, he will be in conversation with Professor Zilkia Janer (Department of Global Studies and Geography, Hofstra University)

Event organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center, the Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice, and the Department of Global Studies and Geography.

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Date: Monday, February 22, 2021

Time: 4:20- 5:45 p.m.

Location: Zoom Virtual Event

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In case you missed the live event, please see recording:

Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question with Professor Lazaro Lima

Monday, February 22, 2021



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