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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

March 27: Rapoport Center’s Human Rights Happy Hour presents Dr. Christine Kovic, University of Houston-Clear Lake

“Central American Migrants and Mexico's Southern Border: Human Rights and the Criminalization of Poor Workers”

Posted: March 26, 2007

Professor Kovic's previous research explores issues of indigenous rights and the Catholic Church in highland Chiapas. Her presentation will focus on her recent research on the human rights of Central American migrants crossing southern Mexico in their journey to the United States.

Professor Kovic is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Houston, Clear Lake. She collaborated with the Diocesan-based Center for Human Rights Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas from 1993-1995, and conducted fieldwork with indigenous Catholics in one of the many colonias that surround the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas.

Her publications include the books Mayan Voices for Human Rights (University of Texas, 2005) and Women in Chiapas (co-edited with Christine Eber, Routledge, 2003).

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided!

More information about Professor Kovic and other speakers in the Human Rights Happy Hour series can be found online at

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