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May 29, 2006

Campus invited to attend Cantú Colloquium June 5

The campus community is invited to attend the fourth annual Lionel Cantú Memorial Colloquium at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 5, at the Baobab Lounge at Merrill College. The event will be followed by a reception at the Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center at 5:30 p.m.

Photo of Lionel Cantu

The colloquium honors Lionel Cantú, an assistant professor of sociology who died unexpectedly in 2002.

This year's featured guest is Eithne Luibhéid, associate professor of women's studies and director of the Committee on LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona. Luibhéid is the author of Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border and coeditor of Queer Migrations: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossings.

The colloquium honors the memory of Cantú, an assistant professor of sociology who died unexpectedly in 2002. The Lionel Cantú Memorial Award Fund was established at UCSC to support a campus graduate student who is pursuing studies in one or more of the areas in which Cantú worked: immigration studies, transnational/cross-border studies, Latino/Latina sociology, gender and sexuality, or gay men and masculinity. This year's recipient of the $500 award will be announced at the colloquium. The 2006 selection committee comprises UCSC faculty members from sociology, Latin American and Latino studies, and the Chicano/Latino Research Center (CLRC).

In addition, the gathering will recognize the accomplishments of graduating seniors in sociology, including recipients of this year's Dean's and Chancellor's Undergraduate Awards.

Colloquium cosponsors include: CLRC; the Critical Race Studies Cluster; El Centro: Chicano/Latino Resource Center; Feminist Studies Department; Frank Talamantes, professor emeritus of molecular, cell, and developmental biology and former dean of Graduate Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies Department; Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center; Queer Latina Network; Queer Theory Cluster; Producing the Nation Cluster; Research Cluster for the Study of Women of Color in Collaboration and Conflict; Sexuality Studies Working Group; Sociology Department; Sociology Graduate Students of Color Caucus; and the UCSC Women's Center.

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