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Abbie Yamamoto

UC Berkeley

A doctoral candidate in East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Abbie is writing her dissertation on inter- and intra-minority discourses. She grew up in Japan and came to the United States to attend Barnard College where she was active as a leader in the Jewish community. She is passionate about creating a comfortable space for everyone through tackling difficult issues in creative ways.

Intersections of Jewishness

How do our identities shape the way we interact with others?

Dasee Berkowitz, Aliza Hausman, Abbie Yamamoto, Carlos Zarur

Global History & Culture, Interactive

This panel brings together three Jews with varying profiles: a Dominican-American Jew; a Latin American Mizrahi-Sephardic Jew; and a Japanese-Askhenazi Jew. What are our commonalities and differences? Using the stories of the panelists as a spring board, we will launch into our stories and experiences about being Jewish, how we identify as Jews, and how that relates to our lives, with a focus on how our Jewish identities effect inter-cultural and inter-ethnic experiences.

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