Current Friars Leaders

2019-20 Friars Leaders Speakers & Events

Jennine Capó Crucet

October 21, 2019 | 4:30 PM | Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

Headshot of Jennine Capó Crucet

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, the Simmons University Class of 2023 First Year Read.

Raised in Miami, Florida, Crucet is currently an associate professor at the University of Nebraska in the Department of English and the Institute for Ethnic Studies. In the years prior to becoming a professor, she worked as a college access counselor at One Voice, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that serves first-generation college students from low-income families. Her third book, a collection of essays called My Time Among the Whites, which investigates through a personal lens concepts of race, gender, immigration, and the “American dream” since the 2016 election, is forthcoming from Picador and will be published in Fall 2019. Visit Jennine Capo Crucet for more information about the author.