CSWGS AWARD - Congrats RPLP grad student fellow Sharan Kaur Mehta on receiving the 2019 Balkishan Award from Rice University's Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (CSWGS). Sharan is the third RPLP fellow to receive the award! Learn more about her paper, "Negotiating Race in a Climate of Islamophobia," for which she received the award here.
Several RPLP fellows and other guests gathered on a Saturday in June to discuss RPLP fellow Rachel Schneider's book manuscript, which is based on her dissertation research conducted in South Africa. After reading a proposal and two sample chapters in advance, participants provided feedback to Rachel on structure and content.
RPLP ARTICLE ONLINE - Drawing on 153 interviews with Indian, Caribbean, Chinese, Filipino, and Mexican immigrants, and comparing their narratives to those of black native-born respondents, the authors find similar understandings of American identity across immigrant groups as well as barriers to recognition as American shared by immigrants and native-born blacks. "Immigrant Identities and the Shaping of a Racialized American Self" is available online in Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.