Speaker Series Fall 2012: G. Cristina Mora

G. Cristina Mora
Event Date: October 04, 2012 - 2:30 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: UMass Boston, Quinn Building, 3rd Floor, Chancellor's Conference Room

G. Cristina Mora, PhD, U.C. Berkeley talks about "The Institutionalization of Hispanic Panethnicity, 1960-1990."

Between 1960 and 1990, America witnessed the dramatic growth of “Hispanic” political, market and cultural organizations as well as the rise of a panethnic, "Hispanic" census category. How did this 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 of Chicago. Her research focuses mainly on 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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