Linfield to host lecture on Mexican American Studies

Nolan CabreraThe current struggle for Mexican American Studies in Arizona’s Tucson Unified School District will be the topic of a lecture by Nolan Cabrera, McMinnville native and assistant professor at the University of Arizona, Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College.

“The State v. Ethnic Studies: Race, Education and Resistance in the Old Pueblo” will provide an overview of the struggle, an analysis of the political climate, an overview of federal intervention and firsthand accounts of student resistance as they fight for their classes.

Cabrera earned his Ph.D. at the University of California and is currently an assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. He specializes in researching diversity, affirmative action and racism in higher education. He is currently studying the impact the New Start Summer Program at the University of Arizona has on low-income, first-generation and racial minority students.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs, Mecha and Student Affairs. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jason Rodriquez, director of Multicultural Programs, at 503-883-2574 or