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Geographer to discuss immigration, place and race

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing last modified Sep 17, 2013 10:43 AM

Syracuse University geographer Jamie Winders will talk about immigration and race in the U.S. South during her free, public lecture Oct. 2 at the University of Louisville.

Her discussion of “Reforming Immigration, Re-forming Place and Race: Latin America, the American South, New Connections” will be the 12th annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture. The hourlong talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library.

Winders will talk about how immigration from Latin America during the past two decades has changed parts of the U.S. South and about how Latinos and their neighbors are adapting. She also will discuss national efforts to reform immigration policy as well as regional and local examples of how resettlement has changed the meanings of race and place.

UofL co-sponsors are the Latin American and Latino studies program, geography and geosciences department, the Peace, Justice and Conflict Transformation program and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.

Winders is an associate professor of geography at Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She wrote the 2013 book “Nashville in the New Millennium: Immigrant Settlement, Urban Transformation and Social Belonging” and co-edited “A Companion to Cultural Geography.” Her academic interests include international migration, race and ethnicity and urban transformation.

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