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Latinos and Immigration Reform Topic of Weekly Convocation Series

October 9, 2013

Northfield, Minn.—Leo Chavez, professor of anthropology at the University of California-Irvine, will offer an anthropological view of immigration at Carleton College’s weekly convocation series on Friday, October 11 at 10:50 a.m. in Skinner Memorial Chapel.

Chavez’s presentation, entitled “Latinos and Immigration Reform,” will analyze the myths and facts of immigration, in addition to representations and misrepresentations of Latinos in the media. The talk is streamed live and available for on-demand viewing.

Chavez’s most recent effort, The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens and the Nation (2008) examines issues of anti-Latino discourse, struggles over the meaning of citizenship, and role of media spectacles in society. The book received an award from the Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists, a section of the American Anthropological Association.

He has also written Covering Immigration: Popular Images and the Politics of the Nation (2001), which examined representations of immigrants in the media and popular conversation in the United States through the perspective of magazine covers and their related articles. Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (1992) is an ethnographic account of Mexican and Central American undocumented immigrants in San Diego County, Calif.

For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton College Office of College Relations at (507) 222-4308. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located on First Street between College and Winona Streets in Northfield.