Christopher Bonastia, CUNY

Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Mon, 03/31/2014
Noon, Robertson Hall, Bowl 1
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event
Princeton University Community: Faculty, Fellows, Students, Staff

Please join us for the second 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 Christopher Bonastia of City University of New York will present, "Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration."  

This event is open to Princeton students, faculty and fellows.

As lunch is provided, we require reservations.  Please RSVP to

Christopher Bonastia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and is the Associate Director of Honors Programs at Lehman College. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2001. Dr. Bonastia's work focuses on historical explorations of race, policy and politics. His first book, Knocking on the Door: The Federal Government's Attempt to Desegregate the Suburbs, was published in 2006 by Princeton University Press. His recent book, Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia, was published in early 2012 by the University of Chicago Press. The latter project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In summer 2011, he was a visiting fellow at the NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at Harvard University. His work has also been published in the Journal of Policy History (examining civil rights enforcement in health care), the Du Bois Review, Social Science History and Social Problems, among other publications.

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