Queen's University

Sociology prof to deliver talk on Jewish women's writing

 
2008-07-07

On Wednesday, July 9, Cynthia Levine-Rasky will speak on Problems of Whiteness in Jewish Women's Writing. Her talk will take place at the Ban Righ Centre, 32 Bader Ln., at noon.

Professor Levine-Rasky describes the problem of claiming Jewish whiteness, especially when it is conflated with privilege. In such writing, it becomes apparent that “whiteness” is problematic when used as a racial term demarcating European heritage.

Professor Levine-Rasky is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and is cross-appointed with Women's Studies and Faculty of Education. She teaches courses on race and racialization and the sociology of education.

She is editor of Working through Whiteness: International Perspectives (SUNY Press, 2002) and author of articles in many Canadian and international journals. Her current research is on school choice and forms of inclusion and exclusion in Canadian urban centres.

For more information, call 613-533-2976 or visit www.queensu.ca/dsao/ind/banrigh/index.htm

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