October 9, 2017

Urban Book Talk with Onoso Imoagene

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor

Join Penn IUR for an Urban Book talk with Onoso Imoagene, Assistant Professor of Sociology, on her book, Beyond Expectations, which delves into the multifaceted identities of second-generation Nigerian adults in the United States and Britain. She argues that they conceive of an alternative notion of "black" identity that differs radically from African American and Black Caribbean notions of "black" in the United States and Britain. Instead of considering themselves in terms of their country of destination alone, second-generation Nigerians define themselves in complicated ways that balance racial status, a diasporic Nigerian ethnicity, a pan-African identity, and identification with fellow immigrants. Based on over 150 interviews, Beyond Expectations seeks to understand how race, ethnicity, and class shape identity and how globalization, transnationalism, and national context inform sense of self. For more information and to register, click here.

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