Gastón Institute’s Speaker Series Fall 2012

Event Start Date: October 04, 2012 - 2:30 p.m.
Event End Date: October 04, 2012 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Quinn Building, 3rd Floor, Chancellor's Confrence Room



                                                    Speaker Series Fall 2012

                                                                       Co-sponsored by the Latino Studies

                                                                                  Program at UMass Boston

                                                                         G.Cristina Mora. PhD, U.C. Berkeley

                                                                            Recipient of the 2010 Andres Torres

                                                                                        Paper Series Award

                                   The Institutionalization of Hispanic Panethnicity, 1960-1990.

                                                        Introduced by Bob Hildreth Families United in Educational Leadership


Between 1960 and 1990, America witnessed the dramatic growth of " Hispanic" political, market and cultural organizations as well as the rise of panethnic, "Hispanic" census category. How did the shift occur? Drawing on archival research and interviews, Professor Mora traces the series of networks and negotiations between activists, state officials and media executives to reveal how the "Hispanic" category became consolidated and popularized as a collective identity in the U.S..

G.Cristina Mora earned her PhD in Sociology from Princeton University in 2009 and was a Provost Postdoctoral Scholar in Sociology at the University if Chicago. Her research focuses mainly on the questions of racial and ethnic categorization, organizations, and culture. In addition, Professor Mora's research on culture focuses on immigrant religion, as well as on the diffusion of Pentecostalism in Latin America.


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