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Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States analyzes the changing construction of race and ethnicity in the United States through the lens of contemporary Jewish immigrants from Latin America. Since Latino Jews are not easily classified within the U.S. racial and ethnic schema, their ethnic identity and group affiliation challenge existing paradigms.
This presentation introduces the stories of Latino Jewish immigrants and lays out the important questions surrounding ethnic identity: How do Latino Jews identify? Can they choose their identity or is it assigned to them? How is ethnicity strategic or instrumental?Presenter Laura Limonic illustrates how groups can be constructed when there is a lack of a perfect host group and detail the ways different factors influence ethnic identity and shape membership into ethnic groups affecting the trajectory of immigrant incorporation.
Presenter: Laura Limonic is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Old Westbury of the State University of New York. Her research is in the area of contemporary immigration to the United States and the integration trajectories of ethnic and ethno-religious groups. Her recent book on Latino Jews in the United States was honored as the 2019 best book by the Latin American Jewish Studies Association. The book explores issues of ethnicity, race, class and religious community building among Latino Jewish immigrants in Boston, New York, Miami and Southern California. Her work has been supported by the Berman Foundation and the Association of Jewish Studies.Limonic is currently working a new project funded by the Templeton Trust’s Global Research Religion Initiative. This research examines the rise of Chabad-Lubavitch in Latin America and the role played by transnational migrants within the movement.
Limonic received her PhD in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from Brandeis University and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University.
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Please join LILRC as we welcome Dr. Dave Williams to speak about his recent book, Leadership Moments From NASA: Achieving the Impossible (co-authored by Elizabeth Howell, PhD; EWC Press, July 2021).
About the book:
The NASA way: lessons on leadership, teamwork, and corporate culture. How does NASA take on seemingly insurmountable challenges, recover from tragedy and continue to attract the best and brightest talent? Space exploration is as much a story of leadership and teamwork as it is a story of exploration and discovery. Leadership Moments from NASA delves into the culture of the famed organization and examines the leadership styles and insights of NASA senior executives spanning five decades of human spaceflight to share the lessons they learned from critical moments. How did they prioritize? How did they resolve differences? How did they decide what to do when no one had done it before? How did they build highly competent teams? How did they build organizational resilience? How did they fight complacency and rebuild a culture of safety and innovation? Through the use of NASA oral histories and interviews, this book shows how NASA recovered from tragedy and adversity, and how it developed a culture of competency that continues to attract the best and brightest. https://ecwpress.com/products/leadership-moments-nasa
About Dave Williams
Dr. Dave Williams is an astronaut, aquanaut, pilot, ER doctor, scientist, CEO and bestselling author. The former Director of Space & Life Sciences at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, he has flown in space twice. He holds the Canadian spacewalking record and was the first Canadian to live on the world’s only undersea research habitat. He has received the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the Langley Research Center Superior Accomplishment Award. Dr. Williams is the recipient of six honorary degrees, the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
This program is being presented in cooperation with NASA's Solar System Ambassador program. For more information on the program, visit Events | Solar System Ambassadors – NASA Solar System Exploration
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