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Madeline Y. Hsu, Director BUR 480, Mailcode A2200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6427

"Participatory Citizenship and Civic Engagement: Asian Immigrants in DFW" talk by Dr. Caroline B. Brettell

Thu, September 20, 2012 • 6:00 PM • Quadrangle Room, Texas Union

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How do Asian immigrants to the United States participate in the public sphere and hence become citizens, not only in the legal sense but also socially and culturally, thorough various forms of civic engagement? Drawing theoretically on a community of practice model that emphasizes situated learning, Brettell will discuss how Asian immigrants in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area have developed a sense of belonging and learned forms of civic engagement in their new host country.

Caroline B. Brettell is University Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University and a member of the faculty of the Department of Anthropology. She has written extensively on problems of international migration. Her recent research, with funding from the National Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation, has focused on the DFW-area metropolitan area as a new gateway for immigration. Her most recent books are Civic Engagements: The Citizenship Practices of Indian and Vietnamese Immigrants (with Deborah Reed-Danahay); Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (6th edition; co-edited with Carolyn Sargent); Citizenship, Immigration and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United States (co-edited with Deborah Reed-Danahay), Twenty-first Century Gateways: Immigrant Incorporation in Suburban America (co-edited with Audrey Singer and Susan W. Hardwick), and Migration Theory: Talking Across Disciplines (co-edited with James F. Hollifield).

Hosted by the Center for Asian American Studies with support from the Asian American Resource Center, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Asian Studies and Center for East Asian Studies.

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