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Carlos E. Cortés
Professor Emeritus of History
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1969

(951) 827-1487

Carlos Cortés has lectured and consulted widely throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia on the implications of diversity for education, government, private business, and the mass media.  He currently serves on the faculties of the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, and the Federal Executive Institute.

The Children are WatchingHis recent books include The Children Are Watching: How the Media Teach about Diversity and The Making -- and Remaking -- of a Multiculturalist, both published by Teachers College Press.  In addition, Cortés is co-author of the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies series, senior consultant for the McDougal Littell World History series, and Creative/Cultural Advisor for Nickelodeon's Peabody-award-winning children's television series, "Dora the Explorer," and its sequel, "Go, Diego, Go!."  He also performs his one-person autobiographical play, A Conversation with Alana: One Boy's Multicultural Rite of Passage.

The Making&emdash;and Remaking&emdash;of a MulticulturalistIn addition to two book prizes, Cortés has also received numerous other awards.  These include UCR's Distinguished Teaching and Faculty Public Service awards, the Distinguished California Humanist Award, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators' Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award, and the American Society for Training and Development's National Multicultural Trainer of the Year Award.

Cortés has also written film and television documentaries, has appeared as guest host on the PBS national television series, "Why in the World?," and is the featured presenter on the Video Journal of Education's training video, "Diversity in the Classroom."  He is currently working on three books: Rose Hill (his autobiography), Diversity Made Simple, and Interracial Love in American Motion Pictures.

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