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May8All DayCogut Institute, Pembroke Hall
The Collaborative Public Workshop concludes the offering of the capstone seminar for the Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Humanities.
More information forthcoming.
Sep305:30pm - 7:30pm
Valeria Luiselli • “Asylum Under Siege: Nations, Borders, and Refugees in the Age of Global Migration”Cogut Institute, Pembroke Hall
Lecture and Conversation
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa, and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; and, most recently, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her most recent novel, Lost Children Archive, longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019, is her first to be written in English. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and McSweeney’s among other publications and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in New York City. Read more.
Valeria Luiselli will be in conversation with Brown University faculty member Ralph Rodriguez, Professor of American Studies and English. Rodriguez is the author of Latinx Literature Unbound: Undoing Ethnic Expectation (Fordham University Press, 2018) and Brown Gumshoes: Detective Fiction and the Search for Chicana/o Identity (University of Texas Press, 2005).
Book signing to follow the lecture and conversation. This event, presented as part of the Greg and Julie Flynn Cogut Institute Speaker Series, is free and open to the public.