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Latinx Youth Response to the ‘Trump Effect’: Dr. Nilda Flores-González to deliver StFX Jules Léger Lecture Series, hold office hours, workshop

February 27th, 2020
Dr. Nilda Flores-González

“Latinx Youth Response to the ‘Trump Effect,’” will be the subject of the StFX Jules Léger Lecture Series to be delivered by Dr. Nilda Flores-González at StFX on Thursday, February 27 at  5 p.m. in Schwartz 152.

Dr. Flores-González is a professor and associate director of the Sociology Program at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. Her current research explores the effects of racialization on the ways in which youth understand national belonging.

Professor Flores-González is the author of Citizens but not Americans: Race and Belonging among Latino Millennials (NYU Press, 2017), and School Kids, Street Kids: Identity Development in Latino Students (Teachers College Press 2002), co-editor of Marcha: Latino Chicago in the Immigrant Rights Movement (University of Illinois Press 2010) and co-editor of Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Era (University of Illinois Press 2013).

While on campus, Dr. Flores-González will have office hours on Friday, February 28 from 10-11 a.m. in Mulroney Hall 4032, and will deliver a workshop on February 28 from 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. in Mulroney Hall 3030 titled, “Latinos as “Real” Americans.” Discussion will focus on a chapter from Dr. Flores González’ book Citizens but not Americans.

Scholars have shown an increase in racial discrimination and hate crimes since Trump’s election— what is dubbed the “Trump effect.” The Pew Research Center found that nearly half of Latinxs report that discrimination based on their ethnicity and/or race has worsened since Trump’s election. Dr. Flores-González will speak on how Latinxs experience and respond to this increasingly hostile climate remains in question.

The lecture series and workshop are sponsored by StFX Jules Léger Fund, the StFX Department of Modern Languages in collaboration with the Human Rights and Equity Office, the Departments of History, Sociology, Political Science and Development Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Public Policy and Governance Programs.

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