Saturday, April 10, 2010

Victor Valle

Victor Valle is a professor and former chair of the ethnic studies department at California State Polytechnic University. An investigative reporter formerly with the Los Angeles Times, he is the coauthor of "Latino Metropolis, Recipe of Memory," as well as several other books, articles, and literary collections.
"The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Victor Valle is the pit bull of Los Angeles writers." -- Mike Davis, author of "City of Quartz"

Photo courtesy of the author

Victor's contribution to Typing In Public:

Excerpted from his new book, "City of Industry: Genealogies of Power in Southern California" (Rutgers University Press, 2009)

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