Friday Nov 16, 2018
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Michael J. Alarid is a scholar of the Latino experience in the Southwest and offers a lecture examining the dynamics of crime in N.M. and regional sociopolitical power structures.
Michael J. Alarid earned his Ph.D. in History from The Ohio State University. He is a scholar of the Latino experience in the Southwest and is interested in Borderlands History and Colonial Latin America. He utilizes analytical methods to illuminate trends in violence, resistance, and social accommodation among Hispanos and the Pueblo Peoples. His article “They Came From the East: Importing Homicide, Violence, and Misconceptions of Soft Justice into Early Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1847-53” was published in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe: An Anthology (Sunstone Press 2010). Dr. Alarid is currently examining the dynamics of crime in New Mexico and the regional sociopolitical power structures that endured during the American colonization of New Mexico.
This lecture is part of the Fall 2018 People and Places series organized by the University Libraries Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures are scheduled each month featuring scholars from across the US.