Jennifer Hochschild Discusses the Transformation of Race in America in Faculty Author Series

February 15, 2013
Jennifer Hochschild Discusses the Transformation of Race in America in Faculty Author Series

As part of a faculty author series sponsored by the Dean of Harvard College, IQSS faculty affiliate Jennifer Hochschild spoke to the Harvard community on the evening of February 13 about her research in racial identity and its redefinition in the United States over time. Hochschild, the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government at Harvard University, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor, met with students, faculty, and other University affiliates in the Widener Library rotunda to discuss her recently published book, Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America, which she has co-authored with Traci Burch and Vesla Weaver.

Hochschild's book examines race in the United States from a statistical perspective, and it examines the variations in opinions on race and their dramatic shifts and changes over time. The nation today is at a point of dramatic change and upheaval in race relations; in their book, she and her collaborators explore the potential future of the racial order in the coming years with respect to immigration, genomics, multiracialism, and the youth of America.

More information on Jennifer Hochschild's presentation can be found in the Harvard Gazette, as well as the Harvard Crimson.