Past Event

Center for Wealth and Inequality (CWI) Workshop

November 7, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Onoso Imoagene is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. Her research examines the experiences of Black immigrants in the U.S. and other contexts. At present, she is wrapping up a project that analyzes the experiences of second generation African adults in the U.S. and Britain. This project examines how the African second generation negotiate what it means to be black within the racial and ethnic contexts of these countries and how national identity and national myths affect ethnic identification. More broadly, it seeks to understand what the experiences of the African second generation reveal about race and racism and the intersections of race, class, culture, and gender in the U.S. and Britain. She has also started a new project on diversity visa lottery winners. It is a multi-site project that studies diversity lottery winners before they leave the home country and after they arrive in the United States. Her other research focuses on educational attainment and social mobility among immigrants.