The American Minutemen, U.S. Immigration Policy, and the Subject of Democracy
Guest lecture at KIJAC by Ralph Cintron (PhD), University of Illinois Chicago
Brief: This lecture offers an outlook into the American right wing problems with immigration aspects, drawing at the same time parallels with the European Union approach to the immigration problems. The importance of this issue is particularly highlighted in light of the new developments in Switzerland, Austria and elsewhere in the Western Europe regarding immigration policies. For an insight into the aspects of the topics to be discussed please read the essay attached titled: The American Minutemen and the Subject of Democracy.
Location: KIJAC Auditorium
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007
Time: 1330 hrs
Ralph’s Bio: Ralph Cintron, is Associate Professor at Department of English and at Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC). In his journey to Kosovo he comes as a Fulbright Scholar who will be teaching this semester a Master’s level course in the political science department at the University of Prishtina. The title of the course is “Political Systems and Western Democracy.”
Some of his past research include authoring of the book titled: “Angels’ Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life and Rhetorics of the Everyday.” Among other things, this book won honorable mention for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing. Current Research; head of a research team on Puerto Rican Chicago.
Here is Ralph Cintron's essay:
Essay by David Bleeden,Caroline Gottschalk-Druschke and Ralph Cintrón