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Ethnoracism and Labor Market Disparities between African Americans and Black Immigrants in the United States

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Presenter:

Mosi Adesina Ifatunji is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Afro American Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also holds affiliations at the Center for Demography and Ecology and at the Center for Demography of Health and Aging.

He is also a Faculty Associate, at the Program for Research on Black Americans, at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; and a Research Scientist at the Institute for Research on Race and Publicly at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

His primary research interests are in racial and ethnic theory and the methodologies used to study inequality and stratification.

He is particularly interested in theorizing how non-phenomic characteristics contribute to racial classification and stratification. He is advancing this perspective by studying the ways in which African Americans and Black immigrants are racialized differently in the U.S.

Respondent:

Panashe Chigumadziis the author of These Bones Will Rise Again (2018), a historical memoir reflecting on Robert Mugabe’s military ouster through the spirits of anti-colonial heroine Mbuya Nehanda and her grandmother Mbuya Chigumadzi, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Alan Paton Prize for Non-fiction.

Her 2015 debut novel Sweet Medicine (Blackbird Books) won the 2016 K. Sello Duiker Literary Award. Chigumadzi was the founding editor of Vanguard Magazine, a platform for black women coming of age in post-apartheid South Africa.

A columnist for The New York Times, and contributing editor of the Johannesburg Review of Books, her work has featured in titles including The Guardian, Chimurenga, Africa is A Country, Boston Review, Transition, Washington Post and Die Zeit. Chigumadzi is a doctoral candidate in Harvard University’s Departments of African and African American Studies and History.

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