The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies Colloquium Series presents

"The Borderlands of Race: Mexican Segregation in 1940s South Texas"
with Jennifer R. Nájera, Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
4:00-5:30 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay A

Nájera is a cultural anthropologist whose geographical focus is the US/Mexico border region of South Texas. Her dissertation, entitled, "Troublemakers, Religiosos, or Radicals? Everyday Acts of Racial Integration in a South Texas Community," is a historical ethnography that uses the concept of community to understand the process of racial integration. Her research interests include Chicano/a racial formation in the United States, Chicana feminisms, the varied processes of Mexican assimilation, and the political impact of everyday actions on larger public policy issues.

For further information, please contact Debbie Michel, or 949-824-7180.


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