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Ryan Dearinger: Dirty Work: Hop-Picking Cultures and the Perils of Diversity in the Pacific Northwest


Heritage Resources Distinguished Speaker Dr. Ryan Dearinger will explore conflicts over race, class, labor, immigration, and national belonging through an examination of the hop industry in the Pacific Northwest. Analyzing labor protests, riots, and violence, along with community reactions to each, Dearingerís research underscores the challenges faced by native and immigrant laborers in the changing region. Dr. Dearinger is a history professor at Eastern Oregon University. His research and teaching interests include the American West and the Pacific Northwest; immigration; race and ethnicity; labor and working-class history; environmental history; and violence in American history. This talk is offered as part of the Heritage Resources Distinguished Speakers program.