The University of New Mexico bookstore hosts David Correia on Monday, April 29 at 2 p.m. to speak about and sign copies of his book "Properties of Violence: Law and Land Grant Struggle in Northern New Mexico." The event is free and open to the public.

In the book, Correia narrates a largely unknown history of property conflict in Tierra Amarilla characterized by constant violence, including gun battles and tanks, in northern New Mexico. By placing law and property at the center, the book suggests violence is not the opposite of property, but rather is essential to its operation.

Correia is assistant professor in UNM's Department of American Studies. His research focuses on environmental politics, law and property and political economy with a regional focus on New Mexico and the wider Southwest.

The UNM bookstore is located at 2301 Central Ave. N.E. at the intersection of Cornell and Central. For more information, contact Lani Tyler at (505) 277-7473 or by emailing