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Sociology in Action Lecture Series Public and Private Sociology: Making a Difference

Tatcho Mindiola

Dr. Tatcho Mindiola

4:00 pm
Wednesday, March 2nd
Rockwell Pavilion

Lecture followed by reception
Funding provided in part by the UH Center for Public History Lecture Series

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Dr. Mindiola is the former Director of UH’s Center for Mexican American Studies. He is a political and social analyst whose career has examined race relations in the United States, with particular emphasis on Mexican Americans. Dr. Mindiola is credited with forming and then developing CMAS into one of the premier academic programs of its type in the country. Under his direction, the Center developed a minor in Mexican American Studies, a visiting scholars’ program, research and graduate fellowships, leadership training, community service, and much more. Retiring after 34 years of service in spring 2015, Dr. Mindiola will return to campus on March 2, 2016, to talk about how sociology helped him to understand people, communities, power, politics, nancial issues, and organizational dynamics, and how he used his sociological perspective to make a di erence in the community and the university as he set up, and conducted his work at, the Center.

*The goal of the Sociology in Action Lecture Series is to inspire students with examples of how sociologists make an impact in society. The Sociology in Action Lecture series hosts sociologists who have spent their careers using research to facilitate positive change in the world. For more information about the Department of Sociology, visit: