James Diego Vigil - Lecture - March 23
In Celebration of Cesar Chávez Day
JAMES DIEGO VIGIL, Ph.D.
will be discussing how the Mexican American War (1846-48) and
the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo relate with today’s headlines.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:50 - 1:50pm
Industrial Technology Room 101
James Diego Vigil, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. His education includes a doctorate and a master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has taught and held administrative positions as visiting professor at Harvard University, as professor of anthropology and director of the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty at UCLA, and as professor of anthropology and director of Ethnic Studies at the University of Southern California for 15 years. His expertise include urban street youth, urban psychology, socialization, educational anthropology and the ethno history of Mexico and the United States. He has written the following books: From Indians to Chicanos: The Dynamics of Mexican American Culture; Personas Mexicanas: Chicano High Schoolers in a Changing Los Angeles; Barrio Gangs: Street Life and Identity in Southern California; A Rainbow of Gangs: Street Cultures in the Mega-City; The Projects: Gang and Non-Gang Families in East Los Angeles, Gang Redux, and StreetSmart/SchoolSmart. Vigil also serves as a consultant and expert witness in cultural defense related to gang homicides.