Department Events

The Ethnic Studies Colloquium Series Presents:

"Territorial Citizenship: Race, Status, and Limited Rights"

Dr. Faye Caronan
Distinguished Alumni Speaker
Grad Admit Day
Friday, March 16, 2018 | 2 - 4 PM
Social Sciences Building, Room 107

Description: In this talk, I will discuss early 20th Chinese Filipino migration, the fate of Filipinos migrating to the United States when the Tydings-McDuffie Act was ratified, the erasure of territorial citizen veterans, and the failure to provide adequate aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to demonstrate the precariousness of U.S. territorial citizenship. I will draw parallels between the historical examples I discuss to recent events in order to reconsider the rhetorical strategies used in the debate around undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Faye Caronan is Associate Professor & Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Denver. She is the author of Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique, published by the University of Illinois Press in 2015. Her current research focuses on the different manifestations of U.S. global power in the Pacific and on the different types of territorial citizenship and statuses.

Sponsored by the UCSD Department of Ethnic Studies


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Thursday, April 20th at 4:30p
Multipurpose Room, SSC

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April 21-23, 2017
City Heights, San Diego, CA

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May 2, 2017 from 5-7pm
Cross-Cultural Center, ArtSpace