Vigil, James Diego

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VIGIL, James Diego

VIGIL, James Diego. American, b. 1938. Genres: Anthropology/Ethnology. Career: Teacher at public elementary, junior high, and high schools in Norwalk, Calif., 1962-68; Sacramento State College, California, lecturer in history, 1968-69; University of California, Los Angeles, master instruction specialist in High Potential Program and lecturer in Chicano studies, 1969- 71; Chaffey College, Alta Loma, Calif., assistant professor, 1971-74, associate professor, 1974-80, professor of history and anthropology, 1980; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, associate professor of anthropology, 1984-, director of ethnic studies, 1981-87, professor of anthropology, 1992-. Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies, research fellow, 1992-. Research associate, Spanish-Speaking Mental Health Research Program at University of California, Los Angeles, 1974-76; lecture, Whittier College, 1977-79; instructor, California State University, Sacramento, 1977-80; research fellow in sociology, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 1979-80; lecturer, California State University, Los Angeles, 1980-82; associate professor and director of Chicano studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988-89. Publications: Early Chicano Guerrilla Fight- ers (monograph), 1974; From Indians to Chicanos: A Sociocultural History, 1980, 2nd ed, 1997; (with Arvizu and S. Rios) Cultura Chicana (monograph), 1985; Barrio Gangs: Street Life and Identity in Southern California, 1988; Personas Mexicanas: Chicano High Schoolers in a Changing Los Angeles, 1997. Contributor to books. Address: Department of Anthropology, H.H. 384, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90025, U.S.A.

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