Peggy Levitt joined Zócalo to discuss whether assimilation is still a dirty word. She’s a professor of sociology at Wellesley College, an expert in transnationalism, and a filmmaker – her Art Across Borders came out in 2009. Learn more about her below.
Q. What inspires you?
A. The mountains.
Q. What is your favorite way to procrastinate?
A. Facebook. I just got on it, so I’m reuniting with my high school friends.
Q. If you could live in any other time, past or future, when would it be and why?
A. The future – then I’d get to see what’s going to happen.
Q. What is your greatest extravagance?
A. My children.
Q. If you could take only one more journey, where would you go?
A. I want to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Q. What profession would you like to practice in your next life?
A. What I do now.
Q. What is your most prized material possession?
A. My backpack.
Q. Who is the one person living or dead you would most like to meet for dinner?
A. Daniel Barenboim.
*Photo by Allison Glenn.