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Meet the Author: Professor A. Naomi Paik

Event Type
book reading, civil rights, detainees, law, prison
Asian American Studies
Author's Corner, Illini Union Bookstore, 2nd Floor
Mar 28, 2017   4:30 pm  
A. Naomi Paik, Professor of Asian American Studies
Originating Calendar
Asian American Studies

The Department of Asian American Studies presents Professor A. Naomi Paik, reading from and discussing her new book: Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II.


In this bold book, A. Naomi Paik grapples with the history of U.S. prison camps that have confined people outside the boundaries of legal and civil rights.  Removed from the social and political communities that would guarantee fundamental legal protections, these detainees are effectively rightless, stripped of the right even to have rights.


A. Naomi Paik is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work examines the relationship between law and cultural politics, centering racism, state violence, and the limits of citizenship to secure rights and social equity.

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