CSRC Fellows & Visiting Scholars 2011-2012

Julia Echeverría is a doctoral candidate in film studies at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. During her time at CSRC she worked on representations of catastrophies as a film genre, in support of her dissertation efforts.

Celestino Deleyto is as professor of film studies at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.  A visiting scholar during the preceding  academic cycle, during this year he continued with his research on representations of Latinos in film and other media.

Ramón García, a professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Northridge, continued his research on the documentary photographer Ricardo Valverde (1946–1998) through the fall 2011. His research resulted in a monograph to be published by CSRC Press as a volume in the A Ver series.

Reynal Guillen holds a doctorate in history from UCLA, where he concentrated on the history of science. This academic year he conducted research, and develop programs that engage Los Angeles Chicana/o communities with science education and public outreach. In addition, Dr. Guillen was engaged in the processing of the SACNAS collection, acquired in the recent past by the CSRC and the American Indian Studies Center.

Carlos Haro, CSRC assistant director emeritus of the CSRC, continued his research into Chicano education and the history of Chicanos and the schools, oral histories, and comparative and international education. Haro is responsible for CSRC’s annual Latina/o Education Summit series at UCLA, which assesses the critical issues facing Latina/os in the education pipeline from kindergarten through graduate studies.

Alvaro Huerta, a doctoral graduate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, continued his research on immigrant workers and their social networks during the academic year.

Lindsay Perez Huber holds a doctorate from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She worked this year on a project that examines the perpetuation of nativism in California’s education policies.

Sandra de la Loza, who holds a master’s in fine art from California State University, Long Beach, continued her work this year as a member of the research team for LA Xicano and as curator of the exhibition "Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza.”

Jennifer Rose Nájera, assistant professor in ethnic studies at the University of California, Riverside, was the IAC Post-Doctoral Visiting Scholar during the preceding academic year. During the Fall 2011, she worked on completing her revision of a book manuscript titled “The Borderlands of Race: Mexican Segregation in a South Texas Town.”

Abigail Rosas was the CSRC’s 2011–12 IAC Post-Doctoral Fellowship recipient. She received her doctorate in American studies and ethnicity from the University of Southern California. During the academic year she conducted archival research and prepared an article and a book for publication. Her research project was, “On the Move and in the Moment: Community Formation, Identity, and Opportunity in South Central Los Angeles, 1945-Present.”