UIS Speaker Series event
On Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10:00 a.m., Anne Cong-Huyen speak in the Lincoln Residence Hall Great Room at University of Illinois Springfield as part of the Engaged Citizenship Commom Experience Speaker Series. The event will explore “Stay” in LA: Temporary Workers and Precarious Duratio in Los Angeles.
This talk will examine LA as a city where diverse temporary populations struggle to endure and stay, particularly the H1B1 workers from South Asia in the high-tech industry and Latino day laborers. These groups are commonly represented on opposite ends of the economic and social spectrum. However, they are linked by the temporary and racialized nature of their work.
Anne Cong-Huyen, coordinator of the Digital Liberal Arts Center at Whittier College in Los Angeles, holds a Ph.D. in English from UC Santa Barbara and is a previous Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Studies at UCLA. Her research focuses on migration and labor in global cities such as Dubai, Los Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City.