Congratulations to Christian Zloniski—a former ALLA Board Member and active contributor to ALLA In 2013, The University of Texas at Arlington appointed Professor Zloniski as Director of the Center for Mexican American studies Zlolniski joined UTA in 2001, and has been a research associate of the Center for more than 10 years. The Dean of Liberal Arts at UTA noted “We are fortunate to have in Dr. Zlolniski, an internationally-renowned scholar, a respected teacher and a valued mentor who unites his efforts in all of these roles on behalf of the wider community,” said Beth Wright, dean of the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts. “He is committed to helping Mexican-American students and their families – some of them the immigrant parents that he has studied for decades – to succeed in their dreams of obtaining a college education.” •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Look for the Upcoming March issue of American Anthropologist!! Several ALLA members contributed to the Vital Topics Forum: On Latin@s and the Immigration Debate Arlene Dávila (NYU) guest edited the Forum; and the contributors are: Leith Mullings, Renato Rosaldo, Luis F.B. Plascencia, Leo R. Chávez, Rocío Magaña, Gilberto Rosas, Ana Aparicio, Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera, Patricia Zavella, Alyshia Gálvez, and Jonathan Rosa. A pre-publication electronic version is available through the Wiley database.

Anthropology News Pieces

2011 ALLA Section in Anthropology News: Luis FB Plascencia and Pablo González, eds.

Vol. 52. Issue 5: “Letter from the ALLA President” by Miguel Diaz Barriga
Vol. 52. Issue 4: “The US Military: A Site for Exploring Gender, Ethnicity, Sexuality and Power” by Margie Serrato
Vol. 52. Issue 3: “Una Red en Peces: Transborder Alliances Between US Chicanos and Indigenous Communities in Baja California” by Pablo González
Vol. 52. Issue 2: “Celebrating Las Posadas in the Heartland: Creating Home in New Destinations” by Aidé Acosta
Vol. 52. Issue 1: “Ethnography Hits the Stage: Making of No Roosters in the Desert” by Anna Ochoa O’Leary.