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Book Launch: Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Event Type
academic, book launch, culture
Department of Asian American Studies
Asian American Cultural Center Lounge, 1210 Nevada St, Urbana
Mar 11, 2019   12:00 - 1:30 pm  
Dr. Sumie Okazaki
Free and open to the public
Kat Fuenty
Originating Calendar
Asian American Studies

The Department of Asian American Studies, along with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Departments of Anthropology, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Psychology invite you to join us for a book talk by Sumie Okazaki on March 11 at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W Nevada St, Urbana.


Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race is a co-authored book, the product of years of collaborative research between Sumie Okazaki, a former faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, and the late Nancy Abelmann, Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultures and former Associate Vice Chancellor for Research-Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields.


Through surveying Korean American teens and their immigrant parents and focusing on the personal stories of five immigrant families, Okazaki and Abelmann examine and refute the stereotypes associated with intergenerational dynamics in Asian American families, and explore the challenges immigrant families face as they strive for successful lives in America.

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