Anthropologist Linda Seligmann to Discuss Transnational and Transracial Adoption

March 2, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Dr. Linda Seligmann will speak on March 2 at 4:00 in Posvar 4130 about "The Circulation of Children through Transnational and Transracial Adoption: Filters, Fantasies, Fragments." Dr. Seligmann is Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University and author of Broken Links, Enduring Ties: American Adoption Across Race, Class, Gender (Stanford, 2013). This book compares families which include adopted Chinese, Russian, and African-American Children. Reviewer Ellen Herman writes, "Seligmann's terrific book compares the meaning that adoptive parents in the US attribute to race and nation and considers how children respond. She reveals the shifting cultural patterns and stubborn global forces that shape the quest to know who we are, where we belong, and with whom."