May 29, 2006
Campus invited to attend Cantú Colloquium
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.
The colloquium honors Lionel Cantú,
an assistant professor of sociology who died unexpectedly
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