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Violence in Mexico topic of talk

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Gilberto Rosas will be the next speaker in the 2014 Latin American & Latino Studies Spring Lecture Series. His talk, Cholos, Chúntaros, and the Criminal Abandonments of the New Frontier, will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Williams Hall, room 313. It is free and open to the public.

A professor of anthropology and Latin studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I), Rosas focuses on violence and power. He has written and presented extensively on race, ethnicity and the anthropology of borders.

Rosas is the author of Barrio Libre: Criminalizing States and Delinquent Refusal of the New Frontier. His upcoming article, The Border Thickens: In-Securing Community After IRCA, is scheduled to come out later this year.

Rosas joined U of I in 2007. He was previously a visiting professor at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. In 2003, he was awarded the Mexico Fund from the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas.

For more information, contact the office of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at or 438-8390.