Catherine Lee, Rutgers University

Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration

Date: 
Mon, 02/17/2014
Location: 
TBA

Please join us for the first presentation in the "Thinking about Race on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act:  Looking Backwards, Forwards, and at the Present" lunch series.  Professor Catherine Lee of Rutgers University will present, "Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration."  

The series is open to the Princeton University campus community. 

As lunch is provided, we require reservations.  Please RSVP to jrivkin@princeton.edu.

Catherine Lee is associate professor in sociology (Ph.D., UCLA, 2003). Her research interests include race and ethnicity, gender, immigration, law and society, and science and medicine. She has pursued these diverse interests using quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate immigrant exclusion, science and health policy, and racial inequalities in the criminal justice system. Professor Lee's research in the areas of health and medicine focus on the use of race and ethnicity in biomedical research and health policy. She is currently investigating racial disparities in pain management and the politics of narcotic control. Professor Lee is the author of Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration (2013) and is co-editor (with Keith Wailoo and Alondra Nelson) of Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History (2012). Prior to joining Rutgers in 2005, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy at the University of Michigan. She was also a guest scholar at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California at San Diego and a dissertation fellow of the Social Sciences Research Council's Sexuality Research Fellowship Program. Most recently, Professor Lee was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.

This event is cosponsored by the American Studies Program, the Department of Sociology, and the Woodrow Wilson School.