LALS professor Fernando Leiva will discuss Enrique’s Journey on November 5

September 27, 2017

LALS Associate Professor Fernando Leiva

On Sunday, November 5, Bookshop Santa Cruz will host a Community Read discussion led by Fernando Leiva, an associate professor from the Latin American and Latino Studies Department st UC Santa Cruz. Learn more about Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario, the story of a teenager from Honduras who goes on a dangerous journey to the U.S. in search of his mother.

Leiva will moderate the discussion as part of the Fall Words to Act On partnership between Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz County Community Action Board Immigration Project. The partnership hopes these discussions will bring to light important issues such as migrant’s struggles and the difficult choices they need to make in order to survive.

About Fernando Leiva:

Fernando Leiva is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his B.A. in Economics from American University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research areas include political economy and social movements. Leiva’s essays on Latin American development, on the role of the state, and labor movement have appeared in journals such as Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Perspectives, and New Political Economy, among others. He is the author of Latin American Neostructuralism: The Contradictions of Post-Neoliberal Development (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Democracy and Poverty in Chile: The Limits of Electoral Democracy (Westview Press, 1994), and of a co-edited volume Democracy in Chile: The Legacy of September 11, 1973 (Sussex Academic Press, 2005) which won the MACLAS’ Arthur P. Whitaker Best Book Prize.

Event details:

Immigration Project Community Read: Enrique’s Journey
When: November 5, 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, Open Seating
Location: Bookshop Santa Cruz (1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060)

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