Dr. Tania Garcia of Sao Paulo State University in Brazil will talk about her current research, “Popular Music and National Identity: A Comparative Study on Brazil and Chile” at 3 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30, at California State University, Fresno.

The lectures are free and open to the public. The first will be in the East Engineering Building, room 191, and the second in the Kremen Education Building, room 172.

The lectures are designed to give students interested in or studying Latin American history a look at pop culture, said Dr. Maria Lopes of the Chicano and Latin American Studies program.

The lectures are in conjunction with Fresno State’s Central Valley Latin American Project, the university’s College of Social Sciences and Departments of Chicano and Latin American Studies and Modern and Classical Languages and Literature.

For more information, contact Lopes at 559.278.8808.