Guest speaker Dr. Claire Kim on “Race, Species and Nature in a Multicultural Age.” Mar. 27

“Race, Species and Nature in a Multicultural Age.” Claire Kim (Political Science, U.C. Irvine). Dr. Kim will present material from her forthcoming book, which examines impassioned disputes over how immigrants of color, racialized minorities and Native peoples in the U.S. use animals in their cultural traditions. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies. She teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on race, multiculturalism, minority politics, social movements, immigration, and human-animal studies. Dr. Kim’s first book, "Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City" (Yale University Press, 2000) won two awards from the American Political Science Association: the Ralph Bunche Award for the Best Book on Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism and the Best Book Award from the Organized Section on Race and Ethnicity. She has been a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and the University of California Humanities Research Institute.

Trinity 100, 5:00 pm. Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sarah Pike at