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[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “The Gay Second Generation: How Sexuality Shapes the Trajectories of Queer Sons of Immigrants” by Anthony Ocampo
[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure]
LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their next lecture series QueerCurrent event. Over the past two decades, researchers have produced thousands of studies on Latinx and Asian American children of immigrants, better known as the immigrant second generation. These studies have highlighted how structural, neighborhood, race, and cultural factors have facilitated divergent mobility trajectories for the contemporary second generation. Notably absent from these studies are the experiences of LGBTQ children of immigrants. Drawing on interviews with 63 Filipino and Latino queer men in Los Angeles, I examine how sexuality shapes the academic trajectories for the gay second generation. With this talk, I demonstrate how centering LGBTQ children of immigrants has the potential to advance theoretical frameworks on the immigrant second generation.
Anthony Ocampo is Associate Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He is the author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race (Stanford University Press), and co-editor of Contemporary Asian America (NYU Press). His research has appeared in education, sociology, and ethnic studies journals, including Ethnic and Racial Studies; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Race, Ethnicity, and Education; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Latino Studies; and the Journal of Asian American Studies. Dr. Ocampo’s research and commentaries on immigration, race, and education have been featured on NPR, Public Radio International, The New York Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is currently finishing his new book Brown and Gay in LA: Queer Sons of Immigrants Coming of Age, under contract with NYU Press.
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