January 31, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMUptown Campus
Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.
Fridays at Newcomb: "Understanding Generation Z: Preliminary Reflections on Gender, Ethnicity, and Immigration"
Shalini Shankar is a Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. She is a cultural and linguistic anthropologist whose ethnographic research focuses on youth, media, language use, race & ethnicity, and Asian diasporas. She is the author of several books, including Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z’s New Path to Success(Basic Books, 2019); Advertising Diversity: Ad Agencies and the Creation of Asian American Consumers(Duke UP, 2015); and Desi Land: Teen Culture, Class, and Success in Silicon Valley (Duke UP, 2008). Shankar is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation, and has appeared in numerous media, including NPR, BBC, MSNBC, CNN, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the LA Times.