UTEP Borderlands History Conference, Nov. 6-7, 2015

Keynote Speaker, Panels and Panelists:

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Friday, November 6, 2015.

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Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernández (above) from UCLA presented the conference keynote address from her latest work titled: “Caged Birds: immigration and the Rise Of Mexican Incarceration in the United States” — at El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, University of Texas at El Paso.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015. 

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Dr. Julian Lim (above), Assistant Professor, from Arizona State University, presents her paper titled: “Space Outside States?: Borderlands, Statelessness, and Migrations” at the Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University as part of the Panel 1: “Borders, Bodies and the State.”

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Conference organizer Heather Sinclair (above), Doctoral Candidate at the University of Texas at El Paso, presented her paper “Borders, Bodies, and Babies: The State and Precarious Reproduction In the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1922-1942.” at the Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University.

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Lina Murrillo (above), Doctoral Candidate at the University of Texas at El Paso, presented her paper titled: “Illegal Methods: Abortion and the State on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” as part of the UTEP Borderlands History Conference.

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Dr. Monica Perales (above), Associate Professor at the University of Houston, was the Commentator for Panel 1: “Borders, Bodies and the State.”

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Panelists (above) from left to right: Heather Sinclair, Lina Murillo and Dr. Julian Lim, answer questions from the audience at the UTEP Borderlands History Conference.

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Dr. Alonso Domínguez Rascón (above) from El Colegio de San Luis, A.C. presented his paper titled: “El establecimiento de la línea de presidios en el intento de definición y afirmación del Estado español de la frontera septentrional,” at the Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University.

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Dr. Jesus De la Teja (above), Professor at Texas State University (above), presented his paper titled: “The Union of Coahuila and Texas: A Forced Marriage and an Ugly Divorce.”

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Doctoral student Jonathan Hill (above) from the City University of New York: Graduate Center, presented his paper titled: “Geographies of Difference: Nation, Empire and State-Brokering in Late Porfirian Chihuahua.”

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UTEP Doctoral Candidate Jaime Ruiz (above), presented his paper titled: “Modernity, Cronyism, and Revolution: Urban Infrastructure in Chihuahua City during the Porfiriato, 1892-1911.”

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Historian Dr. Mario T. Garcia (above) served as the Commentator for Panel 2: State Building in the Borderlands at the Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University.

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Panel members (above) for Panel 2: “State Building in the Borderlands.” UTEP Doctoral student Maria Vallejo de Robles (center) was the Moderator for the session.

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Dr. Jesus De La Teja (above), Professor at Texas State University discusses his work.

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Doctoral student Viridiana Hernández Fernández (above), from the University of California at Davis, presented her paper titled: “”Los indios de la frontera mexicoamericana en la agenda diplomática de México y Estados Unidos, 1876-1878.”

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Dr. Fernando Saúl Alanís Enciso (above), from El Colegio de San Luis, A.C., presented his paper titled: “Ciudad Juárez ante la deportación de mexicanos en El Paso, Texas, 1931. Conflicto local impulsado por politicas nacionales.”

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Dr. Yolanda Leyva (above), served as the Commentator for Panel 3: “Movement, Migration, and the State.”

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Dr. Manuel Ceballos Ramírez (above), from el Colegio de la Frontera Norte, presented his paper titled: “Sociedad sin Estado y Estado sin sociedad: cultura mexicana y bifurcación de las lealtades politicas en los dos Laredos 1848-1898.”

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Diana Lizbeth Méndez Medina (above) from la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, presented her paper titled: “Nuevas aproximaciones al estudio de la zona libre: caso de los vinicultores en Baja California y las negociaciones con el gobierno federal mexicano (1940-1945).”

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Conference attendees at the UTEP Borderlands History Conference.

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Dr. Holly Karibo (above) from Tarleton State University presented her paper titled: “A Dreary Lot of Parasites”: A Comparative Look at Drug Smuggling, Border Enforcement and Prohibition Rhetoric along the US-Canada and the US-Mexico Borders.”

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Dr. Josiah Heyman (above), Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, was the commentator for Panel 4: “Challenging the State.”

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Dr. Ignacio Martínez (above), Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso Borderlands program, presents his response to the papers presented at the conference.

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Joseph and Rosemary Martinez at the UTEP Borderlands History Conference Dinner at Café Mayapan.

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The Doctoral Program in Borderlands History at the University of Texas at El Paso was created in 1992. Dr. Cheryl Martin and her colleagues created the program twenty-years-ago.   The UTEP Borderlands History Conference featured presenters from both Mexico and the United States. Speakers, panels and presenters are a testament to the high level of scholarship being created in the field. For further information about the Doctoral Program in Borderlands History at the University of Texas at El Paso, visit: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=academics.utep.edu/history

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