Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lecture: Iñigo García-Bryce, “Homeless Revolutionary: Magda Portal and the Transnational Roots of APRA and Latin American Populism”

UT El Paso History Department Seminar Series

“Homeless Revolutionary: Magda Portal and the Transnational Roots of APRA and Latin American Populism”

Iñigo García-Bryce

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

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Women Writers of the Borderlands from Mouthfeel Press

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

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This Saturday: Newberry Library Mini-Conference on Borderlands and Latino Studies

Dear All:

If you’re in hailing distance of Chicago, this might be of interest:

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Borderlands-Related Announcements–Lectures and CFP’s

1) NMSU has released the spring schedule for Latin America and Borders lecture series.  Continue reading

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Queen of America: A Saint Losing Her Sainthood?


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

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Sunbelt Prisons

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

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CFP: 2012-2013 Newberry Library Seminar in Borderlands and Latino Studies

To enlarge, click on the image twice. Message courtesy of Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University and
Benjamin Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Continue reading

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NMSU Lecture: David Gutierrez, “The Suppression of Immigrants’ Rights and the Impending Crisis of Citizenship,” March 12, 2012

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.

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Author Interview: A Call For Questions for Dr. Grace Peña Delgado

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

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