I am so very pleased to have Yale University professor, Dr. Stephen Pitti, delivering this year's Américo Paredes lecture sponsored annually by the Center for Mexican American Studies at UT on the evening of October 3, 2017.
Alongside myself and Dr. Nolan Cabrera from the University of Arizona Tucson, Dr. Pitti was one of the expert witnesses in the TUSD-Mexican American Studies court case out of Arizona. I had earlier posted our co-authored op-ed to my blog titled, "The Numbers Won't Speak for Themselves." It reflects on the importance of being community-engaged scholars and the kinds of challenges, but also opportunities it brings.
Interestingly enough, the three of us—as well as Dr. John Gonzalez, director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, attended Stanford University as doctoral students although I was a bit ahead of the group. Academia is a small world indeed.
Please come and hear Dr. Pitti for what promises to be an engaging presentation!