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Spirits in the Material World: The New Migrants – A talk with Ruben Martinez

A talk by Ruben Martinez, award winning journalist, author, musician and associate professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. His essays, opinions and reportages have appeared in many national publications.  As a political commentator, he has appeared on ABC’s Nightline and Politically Incorrect, PBS’s Frontline, NPR’s All Things Considered, and on CNN. He is an associate editor for Pacific News Service and is a former news editor of the L.A. Weekly.

As a musician, Martínez has been featured on albums by Concrete Blonde, Los Illegals, and the Roches, and he is currently at work on a solo album. He is the author of:  The New AmericansCrossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant TrailEastside Stories (with Joseph Rodriguez),  and The Other Side: Notes from the New L.A., Mexico City and Beyond.

Cosponsored by the Institute for Global Studies, the European Studies Consortium, the Department of Chicano Studies, the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Policy, and the Immigration History Research Center

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