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Cortes, Carlos E
Professor of History Emeritus
CortÚs serves on the faculties of the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, and the Federal Executive Institute. He has lectured widely throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia on such topics as: race and ethnicity; multiculturalism; intercultural communication; diversity in the media; multicultural, global, and bilingual education; Hispanic culture; Latin American and Chicano history; and the implications of diversity for education, government, and private business. A consultant to many government agencies, school systems, universities, mass media, private businesses, and other organizations, he has written film and television documentaries, has appeared as guest host on the PBS national television series, Why in the World?, is the featured presenter on the Video Journal of Education's 1994 training video, Diversity in the Classroom, and currently serves as Creative/Cultural Advisor for Nickelodeon's pre-school series, "Dora the Explorer" and "Go, Diego, Go!" He also performs his one-person autobiographical play, "A Conversation with Alana: One Boy's Multicultural Rite of Passage."
Faculty Public Service Award, UC Riverside (1992)
Mass media; U.S. and global diversity; multicultural education; ethnic history; Latin American and Chicano history.
His recent books include The Children Are Watching: How the Media Teach about Diversity, (New York: Teachers College Press, 2000) and The Making -- and Remaking -- of a Multiculturalist (New York: Teachers College Press, 2002). He is also co-author of the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies Series and Senior Consultant for the McDougal Littell World History Series. Among his other publications are: Three Perspectives on Ethnicity: Blacks, Chicanos, and Native Americans; Understanding You and Them; Ga˙cho Politics in Brazil; A Filmic Approach to the Study of Historical Dilemmas; Images and Realities of Four World Regions; and Beyond Language: Social and Cultural Factors in Schooling Language Minority Students, while he has edited three major book series, The Mexican American (21 volumes), The Chicano Heritage (55 volumes), and Hispanics in the United States (30 volumes). He is currently working on three books: Rose Hill; Diversity Made Simple; and Hollywood's Last Taboo: A History of Interracial Love in American Motion Pictures.