The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies presents
"Reform Without Justice: Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State"
with Alfonso Gonzales, Professor of Political Science, Lehman College of the City University of New York

Monday, January 27, 2014
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Social Science Tower, Room 318 (Jeff Garcilazo Conference Room)

Gonzales is a professor of political science at Lehman College of the City University of New York and the author of Reform without Justice Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State (Oxford University Press, 2013). The book explores post-9/11 migration control policies and Latino migrant activism through the lens of neo-Gramsican theory and includes interviews with over 60 migrant activists in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, DC, as well as with deportees in Mexico and Central America. His book is the product of his training in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D. 2008), and in the Latin American Studies Program at Stanford University (M.A. 2002), together with his own firsthand experience migrating to the United States from Tijuana, Mexico as a child and his 20-year experience as an organizer and strategist among migrant activists. Like an entire generation of Latino migrant activists and intellectuals, Gonzales became passionately interested in politics with the rise of Proposition 187, a 1994 California ballot initiative that sought to deny unauthorized immigrants vital public services.

For further information, please contact Debbie Michel, or 949-824-1424.

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