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

When: Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: 220 Eggers Hall (The Strasser Legacy Room)


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. 

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