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Latino Power Is Subject of SMC Lecture:

Dr. Lisa Garcia Bedolla, a political science professor at UC Irvine, will examine Latino life and politics in Los Angeles in the wake of the recent election of Antonio Villaraigosa as Los Angeles mayor in a lecture at Santa Monica College next week.

Her lecture is based on her new book, Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity and Politics in Los Angeles. A book signing will follow the lecture, and books will be available for purchase.

Bedolla has written numerous journal articles and book chapters, and made presentations throughout the nation on a wide variety of topics, many of them involving the Latino community.

She has won numerous grants and fellowships from such organizations as the James Irvine Foundation, Yale University and the American Political Science Association. She is also active in many service and professional organizations.

Bedolla graduated summa cum laude in Latin American Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and took master’s and doctorate degrees in Political Science from Yale University.

The free talk is scheduled at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, in Room 111 of the Business Building, 1900 Pico Boulevard.The lecture is co-sponsored by the SMC Associates, a private organization that funds speakers and special programs on campus, and the University of California Press Associates, which provides support to the University of California Press.

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