Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs interviewed on KBCS

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
October 26, 2017

Seattle University Modern Languages and Women Studies Professor and past Director of Latin American Studies Dr. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs recently participated in several significant interviews with KBCS FM.

The Bracero Program

During World War II the United States government responded to a shortage of labor by importing ‘braceros,’ or workers, from Mexico.  Between 1948 and 1964, an average of 200,000 Mexican workers brought to the US each year. Dr. Gutiérrez y Muhs, reflects on some of the stories of her family members who arrived here as braceros with Yuko Kodama.

Repatriation of Mexican Immigrant Families and Mexican Americans

This two-part series focused on history of immigration and repatriation of Mexican immigrants in the United States. Dr. Gutiérrez y Muhs talked with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama regarding the impact of the Repatriation program of the 1920s and 30’s.

Part 1 – Ms. Kodama and Dr. Gutiérrez y Muhs discuss a program in the 1930’s that sent US citizens to Mexico against their will.

Part 2 – Ms. Kodama continues the discussion with Dr. Gutiérrez y Muhs about the Repatriation program and its lasting impacts on the psyche of the Mexican American community.

Mexican Independence and September 16th

Though Mexican Independence was formalized on September 27, 1821, September 16th is celebrated as the awakening of the independence movement. Dr. Gutierrez y Muhs, Seattle University Professor and daughter of migrant workers, spoke with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about the significance of the holiday.

On January 18, 2018, Dr. Gutiérrez y Muhs will be joined by colleagues Jeannette Rodriquez, PhD, Stephen Bender, JD, and Natalie Cisneros for Unimagined Latin@s: Of Great Walls, Borders, Bridges and Dreams in Pigott Auditorium at 6 p.m. Presented by Seattle University School of Law, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, Matteo Ricci College, and College of Arts and Sciences.