College of Liberal Arts

Mellon Mays Lecture with Ana Elizabeth Rosas

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | GWB 2.206

“Revisiting Our Histories of Immigration Together”

In this presentation, Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas will share the generative possibilities of having brought together University of California, Irvine (UCI) undergraduate students and their families to under her faculty advisement and teaching develop, produce, and share The Material of Memory: Revisiting Our Histories of Immigration as an exhibition at UCI. This collaboration centered on participating undergraduate students and their immigrant families’ collection, contextualization, and presentation of a diversity of sources that have shaped the undocumented material culture of inspiration and empathy at the center of their revisiting of their histories of immigration together.

Ana Elizabeth Rosas is an associate professor of Chicano-Latino Studies and History at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, among them, UCI’s Community and Civic Engagement Program’s Engaged Faculty Award (2014) and UCI’s Inaugural Dean of School of Social Sciences Mentor of the Year Award (2015). She is the author of Abrazando El Espiritu: Bracero Families Confront the US-Mexico Border, and throughout her research and teaching at UCI, has organized and facilitated undergraduate seminars, lecture series, community outreach programs, and workshop events. As previous director of undergraduate studies for UCI’s department of Chicano-Latino Studies, she has advised and mentored many undergraduate students pursuing a diversity of academic, research, and civic engagement goals and opportunities in support of the field of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies.

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