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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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Ari Joseph, 2012 June 6

Biographical note

Ari Joseph was born to a mixed race Peruvian Catholic mother and a white American Jewish father and raised in New York City. Joseph received a B.A. from Middlebury College in Vermont and an M.P.S. from New York University in New York City. He worked for Hostelling International in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Joseph discusses his racial identity; encounters with racism; educational experiences; parents' religious traditions; mother's Spanish and Chinese heritage; family visits to Peru; and impressions of gentrification in Brooklyn, New York. Interview conducted by Manissa Maharawal.

Related Archival Materials note

Oral history with Ari Joseph's partner, Emily Pinkowitz, 2011.019.039.

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

  • Catholicism
  • Education -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Gentrification -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Interfaith families
  • Judaism
  • Race identity
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people

Subject Places

  • Park Slope (New York, N.Y.)
  • Peru