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Social Science and Public Policy

Becoming a Professor as an Asian-American Woman, Formerly Undocumented Immigrant, and First-Generation College Student

October 28, 2021 at 3:00pm5:00pm EDT

Eggers Hall, 220 Eggers Hall

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Join Professor Junko Takeda as she talks about her perspectives on assumptions and attitudes that women of color in general, and Asian and Asian-American students and faculty in particular, face in academia. She will share her own experiences as an Asian American woman who immigrated to this country as a young child, grew up in the American South as an undocumented immigrant, became a first-generation college student and trained as a historian working in the field of the early modern French empire.


Event sponsored by the Maxwell School – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


For information or to request accommodations, please contact Yvonne Yu at

Immediately prior to event, International Students Affinity Group will be held in the same room at 3:00PM-4:00PM.

This event was published on October 25, 2021.

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