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OC’s Latino History Is Focus of Lecture Series

CSUF Chicana and Chicano Studies Department Presents SoCal Authors

Jan. 14, 2013

Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano


Cal State Fullerton’s Chicana and Chicano Studies Department presents “Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!” beginning Jan. 31. The free, public lecture series will be presented throughout the spring semester at 7 p.m. in the Fullerton Public Library.


Gustavo Arellano, CSUF lecturer of Chicana and Chicano studies and editor of OC Weekly, created the series and will, as part of the program, conduct interviews of notable scholars and authors who contribute to Orange County's Latino history.


Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 92832


  • Jan. 31 — The lecture series kicks off with award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter and best-selling author Hector Tobar. His latest novel, “The Barbarian Nurseries,” is set in Orange County.
  • Feb. 28 — USC sociology professor Jody Agius Vallejo, author of “Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class” discusses her book and research projects she is working on.
  • March 28 — The authors of the forthcoming “Mexican-American Baseball in Orange County” — CSUF alumnus Luis F. Fernandez , who earned a B.A. in English and ethnic studies in 2007 and an M.A. in history in 2010; Richard A. Santillan; Susan C. Luevano; and Angelina F. Veyna — will share the book’s photographs and stories. Arellano wrote the book’s forward.
  • April 25 —Pilar Marrero, political reporter for La Opinión will discuss her first book, “Killing The American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists are Destroying the Nation.”
  • May 30 — Otto Santa Ana, UCLA associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, will speak about his career and his latest book, “Juan in a Million: The Representation of Latinos on Network News.”

More Info:        

CSUF Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at 657-278-4815, or the Fullerton Public Library at 714-738-6333

Media Contacts:

Gustavo Arellano, 657-278-4815
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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