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Anthropologist Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia University) talks with fellow historian José Moya (Barnard College) about Lomnitz’s most recent book, Nuestra América: Utopía y persistencia en una familia judía. The memoir relays the epic journey of his grandparents from the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires through the Soviet Union, Romania, Peru, Colombia, Germany, Israel, the U.S., Chile, and Mexico. Documenting their struggles to adapt to ever-changing social and political contexts, Lomnitz paints a fascinating and inspiring portrait of an immigrant family able to flourish in the most adverse circumstances.