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FSU co-sponsored event on Dependent Visa Programs, March 8, 12-3 pm


Dear Member,

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, The Faculty Staff Union, Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Women’s Center and Department of Asian Studies invite you a lunchtime talk on The Opportunity Trap: High-Skilled Workers, Indian Families, and the Failures of the Dependent Visa Program.   

Professor Banerjee interrogates state-imposed gendered dependence in immigrant families by unraveling the impact of the H-4 dependent visa programs on women and men visa holders in Indian families in America. Comparing two distinct groups of Indian immigrant families —families of men who are high-tech workers and women nurses—Pallavi Banerjee reveals how visa policies that are legally gender and race neutral in fact have gendered and racialized ramifications for visa holders and their spouses. Professor Banerjee is Associate Professor and UCalgary Research Excellence Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary.

Please share this announcement widely with students and colleagues.

Refreshments will be served. Anyone requiring disability related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, should go to or please contact: