The 19th Annual AmÃ©rico Paredes Distinguished Lecture
Mon, April 11, 2005 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Texas Union Santa Rita Suite, 3.502
The AmÃ©rico Paredes Distinguised Lecture is presented in honor of Dr. Paredes' distinguised academic career. His scholarship on the culture of the people of Greater Mexico helped lay the foundations of our understanding of the people f the Lower Rio Grande Border and inspired and entire generation of Mexican American scholars. Among the numerous honors that marked his career are the Charles Frankel Prize from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Orden del Ãguila Azteca --This year's Paredes lecture is presented by Dr. David Carrasco, a historian of religion specializing in Mesoamerican religions and the Mexican American borderlands. He taught at the University of Colorado and Princeton University before his current position at Harvard University. Dr. Carrasco's work has been focused on the symbolic nature of cities in comparative perspective utilizing his 20 years of research in the excavations and archives associated with the sites of Teotihuacan and Mexico-Tenochtitlan.