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This in-person event will take place in the Jewish Studies Center, Arnold Hall (Room 100) and via Zoom. Brunch will be served beginning at 9:00 AM.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/lauralimonic22

Laura Limonic is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Old Westbury of the State University of New York. Her research is in the area of contemporary immigration to the United States and the integration trajectories of ethnic and ethno-religious groups. Her book, Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States  explores issues of ethnicity, race, class and religious community building among Latino Jewish immigrants in Boston, New York, Miami and Southern California. Laura’s current work examines the rise of Chabad in Latin America as an avenue for Jewish identity construction and communal life among Jews in Latin America and abroad. Her work has been supported by the Berman Foundation, the Association for Jewish Studies and the Templeton Trust. Limonic received her PhD in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from Brandeis University and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University.

Sponsors:
Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture
Department of Hispanic Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

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