Seminar Series – Ann Morning of New York University

Morning_2014Please join us on October 30th, 2015, as we welcome Professor Ann Morning of New York University to our Fall 2015 Seminar Series. Professor Morning will present “Through the Lens of Race:
Concepts of Difference in Italy and the U.S.” 

October 30th, 2015
SOC Room 241 – 12:30PM
100 Cummington Mall, Boston MA 02215
Free and Open to the Public!

Biography: Ann Morning is an Associate Professor of Sociology at NYU.  To date much of her research has focused on the historical and contemporary racial classification of groups that have not fallen neatly into the United States’ traditional black / white dichotomy. In this connection, she has published work on the racial self-identification and official classification of multiracial individuals and people of South Asian descent. Currently, Morning’s research focuses on racial conceptualization–that is, on individuals’ beliefs about the nature of racial difference–with a particular interest in how formal education in the social and biological sciences shapes our notions of what race is. Morning’s 2011 book “The Nature of Race” examined this topic in the U.S. context, whereas her current project extends the inquiry to Western Europe by focusing on Italians’ beliefs about what distinguishes them from immigrants.