Event Details
  Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Eduardo Pagán
  September 24, 2013 7:00 PM
  September 24, 2013
  MCC Southern and Dobson Campus
Elsner Library, Room 145
Eduardo Pagán, Arizona State University's Bob Stump Endowed Professor of History, was born and raised in the Phoenix area and began his college career at Mesa Community College. He received a B.A. from Arizona State University, an M.A. from the University of Arizona in U.S. and Latin American history, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in U.S. history. Before returning to Arizona, Dr. Pagán served as a dean at Princeton, a faculty member at Williams College, and as 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. His books include Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon: Zoot Suits, Race, and Riot in Wartime L.A., Historic Photos of Phoenix, and Remembering Phoenix. He was a co-host of History Detectives on PBS from 2007-2010.

Dr. Pagán is 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, and he is currently in discussion to produce a documentary of their stories for public television. His longer-term book project is a history of the Puerto Rican independence movement, which includes the attempted assassination of President Truman.