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Citizenship Reimagined: Race, Immigration, and the New States' Rights

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Ford Alumni Center, Giustina Ballroom
1720 East 13th Eugene, OR

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Featuring Allan Colbern and Karthick Ramakrishnan discussing their new book, Citizenship Reimagined, which examines how federalism shapes citizenship in the United States and explores what it means for states to pass policies that expand or contract the rights of immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQ communities.

Allan Colbern is an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College at Arizona State University. He works with immigrant rights organizations such as the California Immigrant Policy Center and New York Immigrant Coalition on building state-wide capacity and pro-immigrant policy blueprints. Colbern's book Today’s Runaway Slaves: Unauthorized Immigrants in a Federalist Framework is the feature of his TEDxASUWest Talk, We Have Been Here Before

Karthick Ramakrishnan is a professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside, and founding director of its Center for Social Innovation. He has published many articles and 7 books, including most recently, Citizenship Reimagined (Cambridge, 2020) and Framing Immigrants (Russell Sage, 2016). Ramakrishnan directs the National Asian American Survey and is founder of, which publishes demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center's Public Affairs Speaker Series and is supported by the Philip H. Knight Chair Fund.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Listen.Learn.Act


Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Public Affairs Speaker Series

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Alumni




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