News Release| Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; Cal State L.A.


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To arrange interviews with Carrasco, contact CSULA Professor Roberto
at (323) 343-2195 or


‘Seductions of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’

American historian, scholar Carrasco at Cal State L.A. April 25

Los Angeles, CA

Davíd Carrasco, founder and director of the Mesoamerican
Archive at Harvard University, will talk about the famed Mexican poet,
playwright and colonial nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, at Cal State
Monday, April 25.  

The lecture, entitled “The Seductions of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz:
Hers, Yours, Mine
,” will be presented at 6-8 p.m. in Salazar Hall
E-184 on the CSULA campus. The event is free to the public. For more
about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, go to

Carrasco—who is also a Neil L. Rudenstein Professor of the Study of
Latin America at Harvard University—is a Mexican-American historian of
religions with a particular interest in religious dimensions in human
experience, Mesoamerican cities as symbols, immigration, and the
Mexican-American borderlands.

Working with Mexican archaeologists, he has carried out 20 years of
research in the excavations and archives associated with the sites of
Teotihuacan and Mexico-Tenochtitlan.

is co-producer of the film, Alambrista: The Director’s Cut, which
puts a human face on the life and struggles of undocumented Mexican farm
workers in the United States, and he edited Alambrista and the
U.S.-Mexico Border: Film, Music, and Stories of Undocumented Immigrants

(University of New Mexico Press).

Additionally, he is editor in chief of the award-winning three-volume
Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
. Carrasco has received
the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor the Mexican
government gives to a foreign national.

For more about Carrasco, go to

This guest lecture is cosponsored by the Center for Contemporary Poetry
& Poetics, the Gigi Gaucher-Morales Memorial Lecture Series, and the
Departments of Chicano Studies and English at CSULA.

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