Orange County writers of color rise to the moment
- August 21, 2020
- Roxanne Varzi, anthropology, Voice of OC, Aug. 21, 2020
Writer and anthropologist Roxanne Varzi also straddles the lines and boundaries between race and ethnicity. The Iranian American UC Irvine professor can pass as white, but she doesn’t necessarily identify herself in that way. Plus, her experiences growing up (and sticking out) in suburban Gross Pointe, Michigan during the Iran hostage crisis, and later spending time in Iran, have given her a completely different perspective.
For the full story, please visit https://voiceofoc.org/2020/08/orange-county-writers-of-color-rise-to-the-moment/.
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