Sociology Speaker Series: Using the Violence Triangle to Understand the Lived Experience of Latino Male Youth in Urban Communities
Posted: 10/31/2017 (Local Events)
Using the Violence Triangle to Understand the Lived Experience of Latino Male Youth in Urban Communities
Adrian Huerta, University of Southern California
Thursday, November 2
Savery Hall, Room 409
In the US, Latino youth are overexposed to various forms of violence in their daily lives. Although Latino adolescents are often the victims of violence, the dominant narrative is that this group are the perpetrators of violence and are embedded in deviance and crimes. In this presentation, which focuses on the qualitative experiences of 26 Latino male youth from low to middle-income urban communities share their experiences with violence at home, schools, and their local communities.
Adrian Huerta was awarded a Minority Dissertation Fellowship in 2015 by the American Educational Research Association for his work on college access for Latino males in urban schools. His work focuses on the Latino male high school experience, and is currently working on a book based on this re-search. He is continuing research to identify at-risk factors for Latino male students who drop out. During the current academic year, he is a postdoc supported by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin.
Time: 2:30-4:00 PM
Location: Savery Hall, Room 409