The American Ethnic Studies Speaker Series is sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Josue David Cisneros entitled “Citizenship Beyond Borders? The Immigrant Rights Movement on Where We’re From and Where We’re Going.”
Examining protests, media outreach, slogans, and other forms of activism, Dr. Josue David Cisneros, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University unpacks immigrant rights movements and what they can teach us about where we’ve come from and where we’re going. He explores the immigrant movement’s vision of citizenship rooted in shared humanity instead of the nation-state, a citizenship that embraces racial and cultural difference rather than homogeneity, and whether this is a vision of U.S. citizenship that we should embrace or reject.
This event will take place on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 PM -6:30 PM at Annenberg Forum in Carswell Hall. The lecture will also be followed by a reception.
More information about Dr. Cisneros:
Dr. Josue David Cisneros is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. His research and teaching explore rhetoric and social identity in U.S. public culture, especially with regard to race, immigration, and citizenship. His research has appeared in venues such as Quarterly Journal of Speech, Argumentation and Advocacy, and Rhetoric and Public Affairs and has received awards from the National Communication Association’s Public Address Division and the American Forensics Association. His book “The Border Crossed Us”: Vernacular Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latin Identity is under contract with the University of Alabama Press