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Mexican scholar to speak at UCR on U.S.-Mexico border issues


Mexican scholar to speak at UCR on U.S.-Mexico border issues

(February 20, 2001)

Arturo Santamaria, professor of sociology at the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico, will speak at the University of California, Riverside about transnational migration, a subject that Presidents Vicente Fox of Mexico and George W. Bush of the United States recently discussed during a meeting in San Cristóbal, Guanajuato.

The talk, scheduled from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, is titled 'The Historical Construction of a Mexican Citizenry Without Borders.' The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in room 1500 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building.

Santamaria is expected to speak about the issues and attitudes that bind Mexicans living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, said event organizer Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez, a professor of anthropology at UCR.

'He will look at the subject from a different perspective, a Mexican sociologist looking at Mexican populations on both sides of the border rather than a U.S. sociologist looking at Mexican populations,' Vélez-Ibáñez said. Santamaria will take questions from the audience after his talk.

The Ernesto Galarza Applied Research Bureau at UCR is sponsoring the event. For more information, call the Center for Social and Behavioral Science Research at UCR at 909-787-2196.

Maps and directions to the event are available at UCR information kiosks located at the University Avenue and the Canyon Crest Drive campus entrances, or on the campus web site www.ucr.edu. Visitor parking costs up to $6 per vehicle. Parking for events after 4 p.m. cost $3 per vehicle.

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