All social identities are complex, formed both by our “roots” (where we come from) and our “routes” (our experiences and journeys in the world). This talk explores both the “roots” and “routes” of Hakka experiences and identities, especially as we think about connections between “guest” (and guest people) and “home.”
Daniel Martinez HoSang is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race & Migration at Yale University. He is the author of Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (UC Press, 2010), and co-editor of Racial Formation in the 21st Century (UC Press, 2012). His work has also appeared in America Quarterly, Theoretical Criminology, New Political Science, and Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies. He has three forthcoming books in 2019: Producers, Parasites and Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (with Joseph Lowndes); Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines (co-edited with Kimberlé Crenshaw, Luke Harris and George Lipsitz, and Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method and Practice Relationally (co-edited with Natalia Molina and Ramón A. Gutiérrez.) Prior to academia, he worked for 10 years as a community organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area.