Professor Cacho will be giving a lecture entitled, “Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected.” Prof. Cacho is currently an Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Her book, Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected (NYU press, 2012) won the John Hope Franklin award in 2013 for best book in American Studies. The book interrogates the ways in which illegality, criminality, and social death are relationally constituted. She has published in Latino Studies, Cultural Values, Black Scholar, GLQ and the edited collections Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of U.S. Citizenship and Strange Affinities: The Sexual and Gendered Politics of Comparative Racialization.
Co-Sponsored by the Dept. of Gender and Women's Studies Anti-Racism Task Force and the Africana Studies Program as part of National Ethnic Studies Week.
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