Trans-Displacements: Migration, Gentrification, and Citizenship


Amalia Pallares, Latin American and Latino Studies and Political Science
Ralph Cintron, English and Latin American and Latino Studies
Maria de los Angeles Torres, IUPLR
Teresa Cordova, Great Cities
John Betancur, Urban Planning and Policy


After Latino Metropolis
Friday, 11/21 10:00 AM to Friday, 11/21 11:30 AM

Rodolfo D. Torres

Bio: Torres is a Professor of Urban Planning at the University of California, Irvine where he teaches radical urban theory, transatlantic racism studies, and theories and practices of economic democracy.  His books include, Latino Metropolis, Savage State: Welfare Capitalism & Inequality, After Race: Racism After Multiculturalism, and most recently Latino Urbanism and Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility. He is co-author of two forthcoming books, Multicultural Apocalypse (Oxford University Press) and The Latino Question: Laboring Classes and the Next Left (Pluto Press). Professor Torres is editor of a new book series on transatlantic racism published by Pluto Press in the UK.

​Abstract: Fourteen years after publishing Latino Metropolis Rodolfo Torres revisits some of his earlier arguments and proposes new ways of approaching the intersections of political economy, Latino identity and urban theory.

Sponsored by the Trans-Displacements: Migration, Gentrification & Citizenship Working Group, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the Institute for the Humanities, and the Humanities Without Walls Consortium, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.