Author and History Expert to Speak

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

Eduardo PagánEduardo PagánIn celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mesa Community College welcomes Eduardo Pagán to the Southern and Dobson Campus on Sept. 24. Pagán is a co-host of History Detectives on PBS, an ASU history professor and author of several books.

Pagán’s books include Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon: Zoot Suits, Race, and Riot in Wartime L.A.; Historic Photos of Phoenix; and Remembering Phoenix. He is currently completing Valley of the Guns, a book-length study of the Pleasant Valley War. His next book project will be on documenting the history of the Civil Rights struggles for the Navajos in Arizona.

Pagan holds an MA and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He was a senior program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. He has held an NEH Fellowship and was a postdoctoral fellow at Wesleyan University and at the University of California, San Diego.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

Where: LB145 at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Library

Cost: Free

Hispanic Heritage Events take place from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 at MCC. To view the list: http://mesacc.libguides.com/hispanicheritagemonth