Rhonda Levine to discuss Jewish immigrants in WFU lecture

Rhonda Levine of Colgate University will lecture on “The Untold Story of Rural German Jewish Immigrants of the Nazi Period: Why Class, Networks, and Identity Matter for Understanding Immigrant Adaptation” at 4 p.m. on Oct. 10 in Greene Hall, Room 162, at Wake Forest University.

A professor of sociology at Colgate since 1982, Levine is recognized as an expert in class struggle, social stratification and adaptation. She is currently researching the hopes, fears and educational experiences of African-American teenagers in a high school in the Northeast.

“Class, Networks, and Identity: Replanting Jewish Lives from Nazi Germany to Rural New York,” published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2001, is Levine’s most recent book and the basis for her lecture at Wake Forest.

Levine is also the author of “Class Struggle and the New Deal: Industrial Labor, Industrial Capital and the State” and editor of “Social Class and Stratification: Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates.” In addition, she has co-edited a number of other books on sociological theory and practice.

Levine earned her bachelor’s degree in social science from Michigan State University, her master’s in sociology from McGill University, and her doctorate in sociology from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of American Ethnic Studies and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the department at 336-758-1891.

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