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Sonia Sotomayor: An American Life After Multiculturalism

October 6, 2011, 7:00 PM, location TBA

Please join us for a Latino Heritage Month lecture with Lázaro Lima, the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts and professor of Latin American and Iberian Studies and American Studies at the University of Richmond, to discuss his new book, Sonia Sotomayor: An American Life After Multiculturalism. 

Based on his forthcoming biography of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, University of Richmond Professor, Lázaro Lima will explore how Sotomayor's life story is admired in American culture as a fulfillment of an exhausted "American dream." With critical questions of inclusion, social mobility, and assimilation, Lima creates a chronological narrative through the social, historical, and cultural happenings that surround the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.

Lázaro Lima is the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts and professor of Latin American and Iberian Studies and American Studies at the University of Richmond. His publications include The Latino Body: Crisis Identities in American Literary and Cultural MemoryAmbientes: New Queer Latino Writing (co-edited with Felice Picano); Trevor Young: The Aesthetics of Displacement; and the forthcoming Sonia Sotomayor: An American Life After Multiculturalism. Professor Lima's interdisciplinary work on inter-American literatures and cultural history has also appeared inAmerican Literary History, Revista Iberoamericana, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Hispanic Review and many other journals.

Sponsored by Acción Latina, Center for Human Values, Chicano Caucus, Davis International Center, Fields Center, Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee, LGBT Center, Pride Alliance, Program in American Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Program in Latin American Studies, Program in Latino Studies, Program in Law and Public Affairs, and Women's Center.