LEWISTON – C.N. Le, director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, offers a lecture titled “Interracial Asian Adoption: Issues and Identity in 21st-Century American Society” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Bates, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.

Le is a visiting assistant professor in the sociology department at Amherst. His research and publications focus on racial and ethnic relations, immigration and socio-demographic examples of assimilation among different Asian-American groups.

He is the author of the recently published book Asian American Assimilation: Ethnicity, Immigration, and Socioeconomic Attainment (LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2007), as well as articles on multiracial Asian Americans and anti-communism among Vietnamese Americans.

Le created Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America, an online information resource and sociological exploration of the historical, political, demographic and cultural issues affecting today’s diverse Asian-American population.

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