The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies Colloquium Series presents:

"Decrypting Human Rights: Tragic Immigrant Narratives and the Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"
wth Carl Gutiérrez-Jones, Professor, Department of English and Director of Chicano Studies Institute, UC Santa Barbara

Thursday, May 13, 2010
4:00-6:00 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Moss Cove A

Carl Gutiérrez-Jones is a professor in the Department of English at UC Santa Barbara, where he also directs the Chicano Studies Institute.  His books include Rethinking the Borderlands: Between Chicano Culture and Legal Discourse (UC Press, 1995), and Critical Race Narrative: A Study of Race, Rhetoric and Injury (NYU Press, 2001).  He is also a co-editor, with professor Giles Gunn, of a forthcoming volume, America and the Misshaping of a New World Order (UC Press, 2010).  He has published articles on a wide variety of topics including race and ethnic literature, border culture, human rights, and youth violence.  From 2000-2005, Gutiérrez-Jones held a Rockefeller Foundation grant that funded seven year-long postdoctoral fellows and more than a dozen graduate student researchers.  This project culminated in the publication of an edited volume, Rebellious Reading: the Dynamics of Chicano Cultural Literacy.  His current research explores immigrant narratives, as well as science fiction.

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