The Real Generation Z: Spelling Bees and Competitive Childhood in the New Millennium

Professor Shalini Shankar


Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:15 p.m.

107 Oechsle Center for Global Education

Lunch will be provided.


Shalini Shankar is Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. She is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow and author of Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z’s New Path to Success (2019); Advertising Diversity: Ad Agencies and the Creation of Asian American Consumers (2015); and Desi land: Teen Culture, Class, and Success in Silicon Valley (2008).

This is the Inaugural Ethnographic Research Colloquium of the Department of Anthropology & Sociology.


SPONSORED BY: The Department of Anthropology & Sociology and the Asian Studies Program

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