Zoom Program: City BBQ Food for Thought Series – American Immigration in World-Historical Perspective

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The City Barbeque Food for Thought Series is returning for the eighth year, bringing great informative and fantastic talks to our Cold Spring Branch via Zoom.  Those that attend will have a chance at winning a City Barbeque Gift Card.

American Immigration in World Historical Perspective with Dr. Jonathan Reynolds

Dr. Jonathan Reynolds will discuss how in recent years, debates over immigration and migration have become core issues of political debate in the US (as well as Canada, and across much of Europe).  This discussion will place the topic of human migration in a deeper world-historical context and also examine the roots of Immigration Law and Policy over the past 150 years.  Topics to be addressed will include the role of technology in human migration, the evolution of the idea of citizenship, the role of race, culture, and eugenics in early immigration debates, and the tensions between competing notions of citizenship and human rights.

Dr. Reynolds has traveled to West Africa eleven times to conduct fieldwork in Nigeria, Niger, and Ghana. At NKU his teaching focuses on world history, with a special focus on Africa. Dr. Reynolds has received a variety of awards for his research and teaching at NKU, including the Outstanding Junior Faculty, Excellence in Sustained Research, Alumni Strongest Influence, Outstanding Adviser, and Milburn Outstanding Professor awards.

Dr. Reynolds’s publications include works on Islam and Politics in West Africa, Africa’s place in World History, and wider works on World History, 20th Century History, and Food History. (In fact, he has recently started a blog with some food history colleagues that you can check out here!)

If you are curious about any of the subjects, Dr. Reynolds teaches, he encourages you to sign up for one of his classes. If you aren’t a student, you’re welcome to sit in any time. And, if you have a workplace, school, place of worship, or organization where you would like to have him speak, just send an email.

Dr. Reynolds serves as the current Vice President (President-Elect) for the World History Association; his terms of office will run from 2020-2022 (VP) and 2022-2024 (President).

This is a live program that will be conducted via Zoom, a free online video conferencing platform. Registration is required. On the day of the program, we will email you with the link to join the live program. You are not required to have a Zoom account. If you would like to create a free account though, you may do so at https://zoom.us/signup.

If you have any questions, contact Clara at cgerner@cc-pl.org

Thanks to our Sponsor Highland Heights City Barbeque who generously provided gift cards and Campbell Media for filming the talks

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Age Range:   18+

Cold Spring Branch