About this Event
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Kevin Starr (1940–2017) is rightly regarded as the dean of California historians. A 4th-generation Californian, the longtime state librarian and USC professor began publishing in 1973 a landmark series of volumes on the history of the Golden State. He spent the next forty years charting into the 21st century the growth and maturity of his beloved home. Among the many honors Starr received were the National Humanities Medal from President Bush and induction into the California Hall of Fame by Governor Schwarzenegger.
This event, held in conjunction with the release of Redemptive Dreams: Engaging Kevin Starr’s California, features contributors to the book as well as academics whose careers have benefitted greatly both from Starr’s research and generous mentorship.
William Deverell, USC Divisional Dean for the Social Sciences
Christian Grose, USC Schwarzenegger Institute
Jason Sexton, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Cid Martinez, University of San Diego
Megan Kendrick, Pepperdine University
Manuel Pastor, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity and Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change
Karin Huebner, USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study
Brie Loskota, former director, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture
Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times
Refreshments will be provided.