Central American Studies

Jim Winship - Living Between: Young Salvadorans in the Early 21st Century

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:00am

Sequoia Hall 104

Jim Winship (MSW, Ph.D.), Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will be visiting CSUN to deliver a lecture about the context and challenges in which young Salvadorans struggle to reach their aspirations.  Dr. Winship’s recently published book, titled Coming of Age in El Salvador, is about youth and young adults who live simultaneously in a globalized world and a small Central American country with great beauty and strong family connections, yet with significant problems and too few opportunities. Coming of age, becoming an adult, can be difficult in any time and place. Using first-person accounts, Dr. Winship’s research reveals the particular challenges that young people from El Salvador face. He has co-authored four monographs related to youth and migration in El Salvador which have been published in El Salvador and Spain. His talk is titled “Living Between: Young Salvadorans in the Early 21stCentury,” and it will be held in Sequoia Hall 104 at 11am on Thursday, October 16th, 2014.