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USC’s Natalia Molina wins MacArthur fellowship for work on immigrant stereotypes | LA Times

By October 6, 2020November 10th, 2022No Comments

When Natalia Molina was growing up in Echo Park in the 1970s, she’d spend evenings at the Mexican restaurant her mother owned, Nayarit,a neighborhood staple her grandmother founded in 1951 that was frequented by a cross-section of the city:immigrants, Dodgers players after games, celebrities such as Marlon Brando and Rita Moreno. The nights were late, and after hours of people watching and escorting customers to their tables, a young Natalia would crawl into a red vinyl booth and fall asleep, her belly full of enchiladas suizas or stewed ribs in a spicy red sauce.

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