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The X in Latinx: A Conversation with Professor Héctor Tobar ♥

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The X in Latinx: A Conversation
with Professor Héctor Tobar

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
12 pm – 1 pm PT on Zoom

CLSA warmly invites you to a conversation with Professor Tobar on the origins of the term Latinx – why some embrace it, some reject it and some are simply confused by it. Whatever your position is on the label, one thing is true: our community is diverse and identity is complex. Together we can expand our knowledge on identity to better support each other and serve students at UCI.

Event format: 20-minute discussion followed by Q&A


TobarDr. Héctor Tobar earned his MFA in Fiction from the University of California, Irvine, and is currently an associate professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and English at UC Irvine. He has taught writing at Pomona College and the University of Oregon. He is the Los Angeles-born author of five books, including the novels The Barbarian Nurseries, and The Last Great Road Bum. His other books include the nonfiction Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States, and the novel The Tattooed Soldier. His books have been translated into fifteen languages, including French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and Mandarin.
In 2020, he received a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Tobar was the recipient of the LEAD Outstanding Alumni Leadership Award in 2021. He is the son of Guatemalan immigrants.