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Héctor Tobar, Author and Journalist

“The ultimate justification for the humanities is that it is the study of what it means to be human.”

Tobar is a Los Angeles author and journalist,  who, while working for the Los Angeles Times as  a city reporter, was part of a team of reporters  that earned a Pulitzer-Prize for their coverage of  the 1992 L.A. riots. Winner of numerous literary  awards and author of four books, Tobar was  named one of the 100 most influential Hispanics  in the United States by Hispanic Magazine.