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ARSC event: Dr. Jorge Leal’s Instagram rock archive

May 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jorge N. Leal is a cultural and urban historian whose research examines how transnational youth cultures have reshaped Southern California Latina/o/x communities in the late twentieth century. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and history and his master’s degree in history at California State University, Northridge, and earned his Ph.D in U.S. history at the University of California, San Diego. Previous to earning his doctorate, Dr. Leal was an active participant in the L.A. Latina/o music scene both as rock critic and concert producer. Dr. Leal is also the curator of The Rock Archivo LÁ, an online repository that collects, shares, and examines L.A. Latina/o/x youth cultures ephemera. Dr. Leal is currently a postdoctoral scholar and teaching fellow in the Departments of History, American Studies, and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. In fall 2020 he will join the faculty at UC Riverside as assistant professor of Mexican American and Chicano history.