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Segregated Life in U.S. Cities—An Era of Racial Borderlands
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 5:30pm

Segregated Life in U.S. Cities—An Era of Racial Borderlands


Thursday, November 1, 5:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 75 | 1620 SW Park Avenue

Free and open to the public 

This lecture will discuss how various people—African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Chinese Americans, in particular—dealt with the increasing racial residential segregation in cities during the first half of the twentieth century. The lecture is a preview to Camarillo's upcoming book, Mexican Americans and the Changing Landscapes of Cities: The Urban Borderhoods of America (Oxford University Press, Spring 2013).


Friends of History is delighted to welcome Dr. Albert Camarillo, Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor at Stanford University, as its 2012 Endowed Lecturer. 

Widely recognized as the “Dean of Chicano Studies,” Dr. Camarillo has published seven “must-read” books and over three dozen articles and essays about Mexican Americans and other racial and immigrant populations.

Dr. Camarillo was born and raised in the South Central Los Angeles community of Compton, where he attended public school before entering UCLA in 1966.  After completing his B.A. in 1970, he entered the UCLA Ph.D. program in history and received his doctorate in 1975.

Camarillo is the recipient of many scholarly awards and fellowships, and has been elected president of the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch (2006) and Organization of American Historians (2012-2013), the nation’s largest membership association for historians of the U.S.

Camarillo is also a renowned teacher, known for connecting scholarship to public life. (This is reflected in his upcoming book, Going Back to Compton: Reflections of a Native Son on Life in an Infamous American City, an autobiographical and historical account of his hometown.) He has received six of Stanford’s most prestigious awards for excellence in teaching, service to undergraduate education, and contributions to Stanford’s alumni association, including the 2005 Miriam Roland Prize, which recognizes faculty who “over and above their normal academic duties engage and involve students in integrating academic scholarship with significant volunteer service to society.”


Please contact the Friends of History with any questions regarding Dr. Camarillo's lecture.

Phone: 503-725-3917

This event is sponsored by the Friends of History, History Department, and Portland Center for Public Humanities.

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