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PBS Video: Social Scientist Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Immigration interview on the award-winning, "Tavis Smiley" show

By Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.
Published on LatinoLA: February 8, 2014


PBS Video: Social Scientist Dr. Alvaro Huerta


An interdisciplinary scholar of urban planning and Chicana/o studies, Dr. Alvaro Huerta unpacks his text, "Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm."

Watch it here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/alvaro-huerta/

Dr. Huerta is a visiting scholar at UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center and teaches on various fields. Raised in an East L.A. housing project, he's the son of Mexican immigrants and the product of public schools, from inner-city schools to elite University of California universities.

He holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley, where his dissertation focused on Mexican immigrants and their social networks in L.A.'s informal economy. He also holds a B.A. in history and M.A. in urban planning from UCLA. Dr. Huerta is also published widely in academic journals, magazines and newspapers. In his book, Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate, he reassesses critical political and cultural issues unfolding along the U.S./Mexico border.

About Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.:
Dr. Alvaro Huerta, a UCLA Visiting Scholar at the Chicano Studies Research Center, is the author of "Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm," published by San Diego State University Press (2013).
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