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Roberto Gonzales, PhD, to Present 2013 O'Connor Lecture

Roberto Gonzales, PhD, to Present 2013 O'Connor Lecture

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Richard F. Celeste Theatre

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center

Free Event, Open to Public 

The 2013 Daniel Patrick O'Connor Lecture in Social Justice features Roberto Gonzales, PhD, of teh Harvard Graduate School of Education, who will present "Lives in Limbo: Undocumented Young Adults and the Conflicting Experiences of Belonging and Illegality."

A Colorado College alum, Dr. Gonzalez administered the West Coast Undocumented Young Adults Research Project, collecting in-depth histories of hundreds of undocumented young people in California and Washington. To date, this is the "biggest and most systematic effort to understand these young people and their untenable circumstances." 

Dr. Gonzales contintues to study the effects of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the policy's widened access for undocumented young people to education, work, civic presence, and mental well-being.