Making Ethnic Choices: California’s Punjabi Mexican Americans
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A Book Colloquium and Roundtable Conversation with:
- Karen Isaksen Leonard, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, UC Irvine
- Linda Sanchez, Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, UC Irvine
- Amrit Deol, Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Humanities Program, UC Merced
- Anneeth Kaur Hundle, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine
- Justin Richland, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine
- Sal Zárate, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine
Hindu, Muslim and Sikh men migrated from the Indian Subcontinent’s Punjab Province to California in the early 20th century to work the land. Their marriage to women of Mexican descent created bi-ethnic families in the American settler colonial state who were identified as “Hindus.”
Professor Karen Leonard and fellow panelists will discuss her influential work on changing perceptions of ethnic identity and the impact of her book on young generations of Californian Punjabis and Mexicans today.