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Susanne Jonas was on the staff of NACLA/West (predecessor of the DataCenter) for five years during the 1970s, and is currently a member of the DataCenter History Project. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. From the mid-1980s through 2010, for 24 years, she taught Latin American & Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received a Distinguished Teaching Award. She is now teaching at the University of San Francisco’s Fromm Institute. Since the late 1960s, she has written and edited 20 books and nearly 100 articles, many on Central America, particularly Guatemala. Her most recent book, Of Centaurs and Doves: Guatemala’s Peace Process was designated a Choice “Outstanding Academic Book.” Since the 1990s, she has become a specialist on Central American/Guatemalan migration to the U.S., collaborating with colleagues in Central America and Mexico. Currently, she is finishing a co-authored book, Al Norte: Guatemalans in a Changing Migration Region. Her work on broad policy and theoretical migration issues includes a co-edited book, Immigration: A Civil Rights Issue for the Americas and numerous articles focusing on immigrant rights, legalization strategies, and citizenship. Throughout her career, she has been a public intellectual, speaking extensively in community settings and at universities and conferences, as well as writing numerous OpEd articles. She has been an advocate for Latin American and Latino human rights and immigrant rights, working closely with Latino community organizations. She plays violin in San Francisco-based community orchestras and chamber music groups.

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