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From Ellis Island to the Queens City: Hispanic Immigration Geography and Charlotte in the 21st Century presented by Dr. Owen J. Furuseth, UNC-CharlotteSeptember 9, 2014 12:30 PMKetner Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte Main Campus
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by Queens' Center for Latino Studies, and the Departments of Political Science and World Languages
Over the past two decades, Charlotte, NC has been experiencing a fundamental demographic restructuring. Traditional economic and social constructs, built around African-American and White populations, have been challenged by a new stream of Hispanic immigrants. This presentation will offer insights and commentary on Charlotte's emergence as the fourth fastest growing "Hispanic Hypergrowth" metro in the U.S.
Dr. Owen J. Furuseth is the Associate Provost for Metropolitan Studies and Extended Academic Programs, and Professor of Geography at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in geography and urban and regional planning from East Carolina University. Owen's Ph.D. in geography and resource planning was awarded by Oregon State University. He was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1993. Prior to his appointment at UNC Charlotte, Owen was employed as an urban and regional planner in Jacksonville, Florida and a planning education specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.