UTEP Borderlands History Conference November 6-7, 2015–Program

2015 UTEP Borderlands History Conference
Friday, November 6, 2015
The El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, University of Texas at El Paso

6:00 – 7:00 pm Keynote Address: “Caged Birds: Immigration and the Rise of Mexican Incarceration in the United States” Kelly Lytle Hernandez, UCLA
7:00 – 9:00 pm Reception

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University

8:00-10:00am Panel 1: Borders, Bodies and the State
“Borders, Bodies and Babies: the State and Precarious Reproduction in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1922-1942,” Heather Sinclair, The University of Texas at El Paso
“Illegal Methods: Abortion and the State on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” Lina Murillo, The University of Texas at El Paso
“Babies, Bodies, and Borderlands: Parteras, Religion, and the State in New Mexico, 1848-1940,” Rebecca Tatum, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Space Outside States?: Borderlands, Statelessness, and Refugee Migrations,
Julian Lim, Arizona State University

Commentator: Monica Perales, University of Houston

10:10am-12:10pm Panel 2: State-Building in the Borderlands
“El establecimiento de la línea de presidios en el intento de definición y afirmación del Estado español en la frontera septentrional,” Alonso Domínguez Rascón, El Colegio de San Luis, A.C.
“The Union of Coahuila and Texas: A Forced Marriage and an Ugly Divorce” Jesus De la Teja, Texas State University
“Geographies of Difference: Nation, Empire and State-Brokering in Late Porfirian Chihuahua,” Jonathan Hill, City University of New York: Graduate Center
1. Jaime R. Ruiz
“Modernity, Cronyism, and Revolution: Urban Infrastructure in Chihuahua City during the Porfiriato, 1892-1911,” Jaime Ruiz, The University of Texas at El Paso

Commentator: Mario T. Garcia, University of California, Santa Barbara

12:15-1:15pm Lunch

1:20-3:20pm Panel 3: Movement, Migration, and the State
“‘Many of our countrymen who have been driven or escaped from the hands of their tormentors…have lately found their way to this City’: The Problem of Refugees in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands,” Evan Rothera, Pennsylvania State University
“Los indios de la frontera mexicoamericana en la agenda diplomática de México y Estados Unidos, 1876 – 1878,” Viridiana Hernández Fernández
“Ernesto Galarza and Woodrow Moore: Visiones Criticas Sobre El Estado en la Coyuntura del Programa Bracero,” Diana Irina Córdoba Ramírez, El Colegio de México
“Ciudad Juárez ante la deportación de mexicanos en El Paso, Texas, 1931. Conflicto local impulsado por políticas nacionales,” Fernando Saúl Alanís Enciso, El Colegio de San Luis, A.C.
Commentator: Yolanda Leyva, The University of Texas at El Paso

3:30-5:30pm Panel 4: Challenging the State
“Sociedad sin Estado y Estado sin sociedad: cultura mexicana y bifurcación de las lealtades políticas en los dos Laredos 1848-1898,” Manuel Ceballos Ramírez, Colegio de la Frontera Norte
“Nuevas aproximaciones al estudio de la zona libre: el caso de los vinicultores en Baja California y las negociaciones con el gobierno federal mexicano (1940-1945),” Diana Lizbeth Méndez Medina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
“A Dreary Lot of Parasites”: A Comparative Look at Drug Smuggling, Border Enforcement, and Prohibition Rhetoric along the US-Canada and US-Mexico Borders,” Holly Karibo, Tarleton State University

Commentator: Josiah Heyman, The University of Texas at El Paso

5:30-6:00pm Response: Ignacio Martinez, The University of Texas at El Paso

7:00-9:00 pm Dinner: Café Mayapan

Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://borderhistoryconf.utep.edu/
For questions or concerns, email: historyconference@utep.edu

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