Race as a Social Construct


Location: via Zoom


Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary

Join the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights as Jennifer Guglielmo explores what we mean when we say that race is a social construct, with particular attention to the shifting racial identity of Italian Americans throughout American history. Guilielmo is associate professor of history at Smith College. She is an award-winning author, teacher, and public historian specializing in the histories of labor, race, women, migration and revolutionary social movements. Guglielmo has published on a range of topics, working-class feminisms, anarchism, whiteness and the Italian diaspora. Her book, Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 received several national awards.

Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary is a weekly lecture series presenting preeminent scholars, thought leaders, and public intellectuals to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of systemic racism and racial justice.

Lectures are available to the Notre Dame community via Zoom. Registration with a valid nd.edu or alumni.nd.edu is required.

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Originally published at klau.nd.edu.