George Sanchez, Department of History, University of Southern California

Multiracial Communities in the US: The Case of Boyle Heights

“Global Migrations into U.S. Multiracial Communities in the Early 20th Century”

Tuesday, April 19, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

“The Role of High School Tensions in Understanding Black-Latino Interaction in the 1960s and 1970s”

Wednesday, April 20, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, April 21, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies and the History Department.

GEORGE J. SANCHEZ is Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, and History at the University of Southern California.  He is the author of Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 (Oxford, 1993), and co-editor of Los Angeles and the Future of Urban Cultures (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005) and Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina (University of Michigan, 2009).  Past President of the American Studies Association in 2001-02, he currently serves as Director of the Center for Diversity and Democracy, and Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.  In 2010, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Inc. selected him as the outstanding Latino/a faculty in higher education research institutions, and in 2011 the American Historical Association awarded him their first ever “Equity Award” for a lifelong commitment to bringing equity and diversity to the historical profession.