UT El Paso History Department Seminar Series
“Homeless Revolutionary: Magda Portal and the Transnational Roots of APRA and Latin American Populism”
Director, Center for Latin America and Border Studies, and
Associate Professor, Department of History, NMSU
Thursday April 5, 3:00 pm, LART 322 Continue reading
As part of the celebration of Women’s History Month, the El Paso Museum of History will offer a Spotlight on History special program entitled Women Writers of the Borderlands from Mouthfeel Press Thursday evening, March 29, 2012 beginning at 6:30 PM in the museum Seminar Room. This program will feature several local women authors who will perform readings of their poetry. Those featured will be Nancy Lorenza Green, Carolina Monsivais, Robin Scofield, and Maria Miranda Maloney. These poets will discuss writing from the border; how the topography and history of this land shapes their poetics and female perspectives. Continue reading
1) NMSU has released the spring schedule for Latin America and Borders lecture series. Continue reading
Queen of America, A Saint Losing her Sainthood?
A review of Queen of America by Luis Alberto Urrea
New York, Boston, and London: Little, Brown and Company, 2011
Luis Alberto Urrea describes Queen of America, his second book about the famous Mexican curandera Teresa Urrea (his Yaqui Indian great aunt) as a kind of science fiction story. Teresa, or Teresita as she is called, takes a train from the mystical deserts of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, to bustling turn of the century American cities, where she is surrounded by the magic of street cars, electric lights, baseball and ice cream sundaes. Continue reading
The Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University will present “Sunbelt Prisons: A New Frontier of Resistance, State Power, and Racial Oppression,” their annual public symposium on Saturday, March 24. Continue reading
To enlarge, click on the image twice. Message courtesy of Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University and
Benjamin Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Continue reading
David Gutierrez, professor of history at UC-San Diego, will give the capstone lecture for NMSU’s lecture series Arriving in America: The Challenge of Immigrants and Minorities in Modern American History on March 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the Stan Fulton Center.
In the coming weeks, Borderlands History will inaugurate an ongoing series of author interviews, focusing mainly on recent and newly published works in borderlands history. Borderlands History will solicit questions from you, the reader, and also formulate questions from the author’s text. The interviewer will then choose 5-6 questions to submit to the author via email. The questions and the author’s responses will then be posted here at the blog. Continue reading