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Speaker: Edward Telles
Professor of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara

“Race and Ethnicity in Latin America”

Thursday, April 6, 2017
12:15 PM  to 1:30 PM

Kyle Morrow Room  Fondren Library
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

This talk is based on the multiyear, multidisciplinary and multinational Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA). Based on extensive sociological and anthropological data gathered in several Latin American countries, PERLA analyzes ethnoracial classification, inequality, discrimination and public opinion. The author will also talk about his trajectory that led to PERLA.

Biography of Edward Telles:
Edward Telles was previously professor at Princeton University and UCLA. He is a prolific author of research papers, having published over 50 articles and book chapters including many in the discipline’s most prestigious and highly selective journals. Among these are three in the American Sociological Review, four in the American Journal of Sociology, and one each in Demography, Social Forces, and the Annual Review of Sociology. He wrote Race in Another America, 2004, which won the Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award from the American Sociological Association, the Otis Dudley Duncan Award for the best book in Social Demography and several other awards; Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation, and Race, 2008 with Ortiz, also won the Duncan Award, as well as the Best Book Award from the Pacific Sociological Association; he co-edited Just Neighbors? Research on African American and Latino Relations in the United States, 2011.



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