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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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Zoltan Gluck, 2014 May 29

Biographical note

Zoltan Gluck was born to a mixed race American mother and a Hungarian father in San Francisco, California. Glück received a B.A. in philosophy from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and an M.A. in sociology and social anthropology from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Gluck moved to New York City to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology at the Graduate Center at City University of New York.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Gluck discusses his Mexican, Filipino, Jewish, and Hungarian ancestry; parents' emphasis on an affluent, "old world Europe" identity; perspectives on race and social justice; and involvement in political activism, particularly with the Occupy movement in New York City. Interview conducted Manissa Maharawal.

Related Archival Materials note

Oral history with Zoltan Gluck's partner, Manissa Maharawal, 2011.019.093.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Community activists -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Education, Higher -- New York (State)
  • Interracial dating
  • Mexican Americans -- California
  • Occupy movement -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Privilege
  • Race identity
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people

Subject Places

  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)