The fifth of the eight public lectures in the “Michigan Colloquium on Race and Twentieth-Century American Political Development” organized by professors Matt Lassiter, Tony Chen, and Robert Mickey is this Thursday. Professor Mae Ngai will be giving the lecture “Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America” in Angel Hall B on Thurday at 4:00 PM. Here’s the event listing on, a website that allows people to enter and share event information.

Here’s some info on Prof. Ngai:

“Mae Ngai teaches at the University of Chicago, and is the author of a new book published by Princeton University Press: IMPOSSIBLE SUBJECTS: ILLEGAL ALIENS AND THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICA (2004). She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1998, and is currently spending the academic year as an American Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Her talk will focus on the origins of illegal immigration and the reshaping of the relationship between race and citizenship in modern America.”

Author: Rob