El Noticiero de IUPLR
INSIDE the March 2003 Noticiero
- Selected IUPLR Member
Centers announce their Spring Calendar of Events.
- A new Faculty Diversity Initiative was recently unveiled by the four
ethnic studies research centers at UCLA.
- Visit the Hispanic Heritage Awards website at www.HispanicHeritageAwards.org
for information on their 2003 Scholarship Program.
- The University of New Mexico (UNM) is seeking an innovative, effective,
and experienced leader for the position of Director of its Latin American
and Iberian Institute (LAII).
- MASRC at the University of Arizona announces an Assistant Professor
tenure-track position in Mexican American Studies, to begin August 2003.
- The Kellogg Center at Michigan State University as well as the Julian
Samora Research Institute invite all to attend, Race In 21st Century
America: A 3rd National Conference.
- The National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference
will be held in Los Angeles this year from April 2-6, 2003, at the Biltmore
- The 5th CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will now
be held on October 29-November 1, 2003, at the University Park Campus
of Florida International University.
This is the Noticieros
7th year as an electronic informational outlet for the IUPLR network of
scholars and member centers. Be sure to visit the IUPLR web site at: http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr.
There, you can view past issues of the IUPLR Noticiero.
ILS and IUPLR are starting a working paper series on "Latino Matters",
a series of research or statistical summaries, and policy briefs of four
to ten pages each. Topics today include: Latino Access and Medicare Coverage
to Public Health; Poverty and Income Inequality; Rates of Immigration;
etc. If you have some good research questions or you know anyone who has
good research ideas but may need help acquiring appropriate data, please
do keep us in mind. Send us a question or topic that interests you and
we will respond with suggestions on data and ways to prepare a research
brief. In some cases we will work with you on the data. For more information,
contact Sung Chun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your center updates, center events, faculty news, faculty
opportunities, fellowship opportunities, and publication news to email@example.com.
Research Center, UCLA
CSRC Associate Director Alicia Gaspar de Alba received major co-sponsorship
from Amnesty International for a bi-national conference she is organizing:
"The Maquiladora Murders, Or, Who Is Killing the Women of Juarez?"
The conference will take place on the Days of the Dead, October 31 - November
2, 2003, at UCLA, and will bring together academics, journalists, activists,
families of the victims, students, and literary and visual artists. This
conference will focus long overdue critical attention on a ten-year crime
wave that has taken the lives of over 300 young women in Ciudad Juarez,
across the border from El Paso, Texas. For further information on the
conference, or to contribute funding, please contact Professor Alicia
Gaspar de Alba at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSRC held its first Community Forum on January 30, 2003. The forums will
introduce small groups of community leaders to the Center and allow for
dialogue with CSRC senior staff and researchers. The first forum focused
on the Arts. Participants included: Susana Bautista, Mexican Cultural
Institute; Tomás Benitez, Self Help Graphics; Barbara Carrasco,
Artist; Armando Duron, Lawyer and Collector; Harry Gamboa Jr., CSRC Artist-in-Residence;
Oscar Garza, Los Angeles Times Magazine; Joe Smoke, City of Los Angeles,
Cultural Affairs Department; Josephine Ramirez, Getty Grant Program; Alma
Ruiz, Museum of Contemporary Art; David Valdes, Producer and Collector.
Future forums will address electoral politics, health, and education.
The CSRC will co-sponsor a reading by Graciela Limón, award-winning
author of “The Day of the Moon” and “Erased Faces”,
on Monday, March 3, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon.
The event is presented by the César Chávez Center for Interdisciplinary
Instruction in Chicana/o Studies.
for Latino Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution
Visit the Center
for Latino Initiatives’ Calendar of Events web page at http://latino.si.edu/latinsitio/explolatino/exploindex.html
for the most recent listing of sponsored events and exhibits around the
Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University
Come join the Hispanic
Research Center at Arizona State University for the First Annual Latina/o
Art Auction and Symposia on May 2-4, 2003, in Tempe, Arizona. The event
* May 2, 2003 Art Symposia
Chicana/o Art: Scholars Look at Four Decades of Achievement
*May 3, 2003 Auction of Latina/o Art
Auctioning of up to 1,000 pieces of art in-person on the Arizona State
University campus, or via the Internet from anywhere in the world!
*May 4, 2003, Tour of the Hispanic Research Center Gallery and art archives.
For more information or to register, visit their website at: http://www.latinoartcommunity.org.
Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
CHANGE OF DATE.
The 5th CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will now be
held on October 29-November 1, 2003, at the University Park Campus of
Florida International University. They will consider all papers, but strongly
encourage the submission of proposals for panels, especially on "the
transnational nation". Deadline for submission of all paper and panel
proposals is still February 15, 2003. For further details on this or other
CRI activities, please check their website at http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri.
For more information or to send your abstract, contact: Lisandro Pérez,
Director (email@example.com) or Uva de
Aragón, Associate Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
at: Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University, DM 363,
University Park, Miami, FL 33199, or be phone at (305) 348-1991.
Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
JSpring Calendar of Events:
* Monday, March 10, 2003, 4-5:30pm.
Visiting Scholar, Dr. Dennis Valdes, of the Chicano Studies/History Department
at the University of Minnesota, will present a talk: "Grower Schemes
and Worker Dreams: Agriculture and the Labor Movement in Puerto Rico,
Hawaii and California, 1940-1960." The talk will be held at the Department
of History Conference Room at 340 Morrill Hall.
*Tuesday, March 11, 2003, 2-4:30pm.
Visiting Scholar, Dr. Dennis Valdes, of the Chicano Studies/History Department
at the University of Minnesota, will host a Visiting Scholar Discussion.
The event will be held at the MSU Chicano/Latino Studies Office at 442
Berkley Hall. This is an opportunity to informally discuss his work and
research, or to interact with Dr. Valdes, who is one of the candidates
for the Senior CLS faculty position.
*Thursday, March 20, 2003, 9am-4pm
JSRI will host the Cesar E. Chavez Service Learning Workshop at the Lansing
Center in Downtown Lansing. This is a training workshop designed for school
administrators, teachers, counselors, community agencies, parents &
students. The workshop will provide direction and materials for engaging
young people in service-learning projects that exemplify the life and
values of Cesar E. Chavez.
Visit the Latino News section of the JSRI website. It is updated often
and offers insightful articles to Latino news around the globe. The link
Research Program, University of Texas at El Paso
* Friday, March 28, 2003,
Lecture and Book Signing of “Las Hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed”
by Josie Méndez-Negrete, Professor of Sociology at U. T. San Antonio
and memoir writer. Sponsored by Women's Studies, Chicano Studies and English
For more info on Center events, contact (915) 747-5462, or visit their
website at http://www.utep.edu/chicano/events.htm.
Centro de Estudios
Puertorriqueños, Hunter College-CUNY
Spring 2003 Calendar of Events:
*Thursday, March 6, 2003, 6:00-8:30 pm
Event: Latinas and Political Empowerment in New York: Progress, Stagnation
Speakers: Judge Dora Irizarry, Judge Margarita López Torres, Councilwoman
Diana Reyna, Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo
Location: Hunter College-The Leona and Marcy Chanin Center -West Bldg.-Room
*Friday, March 7, 2003, 7:00 pm
Event: New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone (Book Presentation)
Author: Raquel Rivera - Readings by artists, activists and scholars.
Location: Julia de Burgos Cultural Center- 1618 Lexington Avenue
*Wednesday, March 12, 2003, 12-2pm
Yasmín Ramírez, from the Graduate Center of The City University
of New York, will present "Nuyorican Arts activism in New York City,
1960's and 1970's." The Lecture will be held at Hunter College, East
Building Room Solarium.
*Thursday, March 20, 2003, 3:30-5:00 pm
Event: Taíno Treasures: The Legacy of Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría
- A Symposium
Moderator: Felix V. Matos Rodríguez, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños
Presenters: Ovidio Dávila, Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, Carmen
Dolores Hernández, Biographer, Iván F. Méndez Bonilla,
University of Puerto Rico and Xavier Totti, Lehman College
Location: Lehman College-Lovinger Theatre
*Thursday, April 3, 2003, 6:30-8:30 pm
Event: New Waves in Puerto Rican/Latino Literary Criticism
Location: Hunter College -Faculty Dining Room-West Bldg. 8th Floor
*Wednesday, April 9, 2003, 12-2pm
Deborah Parédez, from Vassar College, will present: "Becoming
Selena, Becoming Latina." The Lecture will be held at Hunter College,
East Building Room Solarium
* Monday, April 14, 2003, 12-2pm
Dr. Olavo Alen Rodríguez and Ana Casanova Oliva will present “Música
de Folclórica Popular de Cuba." The presentation will be held
at Hunter College, East Building Room 1441.
*Tuesday, April 15, 2003, 6:00-8:00 pm
Event: The Puerto Rican Influence in Cuban Music
Presenters: Dr. Olavo Alen Rodríguez and Ana Casanova Oliva, Centro
de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Música Cubana
Location: Hunter College- Faculty Dining Room - West Bldg. 8th Floor
*Wednesday, April 16, 2003, 6:00- 8:00 pm
Event: Instrumentos de la Música Folclórica-Popular de Cuba
Presenters: Dr. Olavo Alen Rodríguez and Ana Casanova Oliva, Centro
de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Música Cubana
Discussants: Pedro Pedraza, Director CUNY-Caribbean Exchange Program &
Marta Moreno Vega, Caribbean Cultural Center
Caribbean Cultural Center, 408 West 58th Street.
Mauricio Gaston Institute,
University of Massachusetts at Boston
The Mauricio Gastón
Institute presents the Spring 2003 Speakers Series.
*Tuesday, March 4, 2003, 1-2:30pm
Talk entitled, "The Vote on Bilingual Education and Latino Identity
Politics in Massachusetts." Jorge Capetillo-Ponce will discuss the
findings of an exit poll of Latino voters conducted on Election Day, November
5, 2002, to determine how Latinos voted on Question 2, the referendum
question that asked voters to decide between bilingual education and English
immersion. Jorge Capetillo-Ponce is assistant professor of sociology at
UMass-Boston and a research associate at the Gastón Institute.
The event will be at the Library Staff Lounge, Healey Library, 11th Floor.
For more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
CMAS presents the Spring 2003
Doctoral Portfolio Plática Series, Wednesdays at Noon throughout
the Spring at the Texas Union:
*Wednesday, March 5, 2003, Noon.
Gilbert Rosas, a doctoral candidate in Anthropology with a portfolio in
Mexican American Studies, will present a talk entitled "Barrio Libre:
Contaminated Knowledges and Surviving La Crisis at the Mexico-U.S. Border."
Eastwood Room, 2.102.
*Thursday, March 6, 2003, 7:00 p.m.
Book signing & Reception for “Brownsville,” a collection
of short stories by Oscar Casares.
The event will be at Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas
* April 16. Julie Dowling, a doctoral candidate in Sociology with a portfolio
American Studies, will present a talk entitled "An(other) Shade of
White?: Mexican American Racial Identity and the Census." Eastwood
NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
Chicano Studies Research
Center (UCLA) Director Chon A. Noriega spent the month of February under
glass at the UCLA Young Research Library. The library featured a glass-display
exhibit of Professor Noriega's scholarship and exhibition curatorship.
CSRC Associate Director
Alicia Gaspar de Alba is the subject of the first chapter of an important
new book on border writing: Debra A. Castillo and María Socorro
Tabuenca Córdoba's “Border Women: Writing from la Frontera.”
(Minnesota, 2003). Professor Gaspar de Alba's literary works are identified
as "powerful texts" that reinscribe "concepts of gender
rights in an uncompromisingly bilingual context" and that thereby
expose "the weaknesses and bias of much Mexican, Chicano/a, and mainstream
U.S. theoretical mediations on borders."
A new Faculty Diversity
Initiative was recently unveiled by the four ethnic studies research centers
at UCLA. On Tuesday, February 18, 2003, the Directors of the American
Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Chicano Studies
Research Center, and the Ralph Bunche Center for African American Studies
Center held a Town Hall meeting to discuss a Faculty Diversity Initiative
that has been developed in consultation with faculty, staff, students,
alumni, community leaders, and elected officials. The Initiative provides
an innovative major response to the unprecedented demographic changes
that have occurred in Los Angeles and in California, as well as the projected
increases in undergraduate and graduate enrollments at UCLA in the coming
years. The initiative recommends that the Chancellor's Office allocate
6 tenure-track faculty positions to each of the four ethnic studies research
center, make a commitment to develop the strongest possible degree programs
in African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies,
and Chicano Studies at UCLA, and provide needed resources to the newly
created position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity. For
more information about the Faculty Diversity Initiative, please contact
Don Nakanishi, Director, Asian American Studies Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
Visit the Hispanic
Heritage Awards website at www.HispanicHeritageAwards.org
for information on their 2003 Scholarship Program. Scholarship application
deadline is March 6, 2003.
The Latino Cultural
Center in the City of Dallas, Texas is seeking a Manager. This high profile
management position requires Bachelor’s degree in business, social
science, education, or liberal arts/fine arts fields plus four years professional
level experience in arts administration (presenting performing artists
and/or curatorial experience in the visual arts) with at least two years
project management/supervisory responsibilities involving budgeting, grant
writing, contract administration/monitoring, community arts program development
and/or public relations/marketing. Apply on or before March 7, 2003 at:
The National Hispanic
Environmental Council (NHEC) is pleased to announce that it is accepting
applications from college students (in a wide variety of disciplines related
to the environment, natural resources, agriculture, and energy) interested
in receiving a "Travel Scholarship" to their upcoming "8th
Annual National Hispanic Sustainable Energy & Environmental Conference",
to be held April 5-8, 2003, in Albuquerque, NM. The Conference features
25+ workshops; a major Career Fair (with on-the-spot hiring taking place);
site visits to environmental facilities; and the opportunity to network
with hundreds of fellow minority environmental students and professionals
from around the country. To apply for the Travel Scholarship, students
must mail a current resume, with GPA, plus a one-page letter that explains
their career goals and how they intend to use what they learn in the future.
The scholarship is open to both graduate and undergraduate students in
majors related to the environment. If you are interested in applying,
go to the NHEC web page at http://www.nheec.org
for more details.
The University of
New Mexico (UNM) is seeking an innovative, effective, and experienced
leader for the position of Director of its Latin American and Iberian
Institute (LAII). UNM has achieved international recognition for its exceptionally
strong programs on Latin America. More than 85 faculty members study Latin
America across 11 colleges of the university. UNM’s Latin American
library collection is among the top five in the country. The Director
of LAII reports to the Office of the Provost, and serves as the primary
advocate and scholarly leader for Latin American programs across campus.
The Director is responsible for promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration
in research and teaching on Latin America, and promoting curriculum enhancements
and innovation in the area studies program. The LAII Director oversees
a permanent staff of over 20, some 20 student employees, five faculty
associate directors, and an annual budget in excess of $1.3 million. For
information regarding the confidentiality of inquiries and applications
call or write to the address listed below. A complete application consists
of (1) a signed letter that expresses interest in and demonstrates qualifications
for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, addresses,
and contact information of five professional references. The Search Committee
will begin screening applications on March 17, 2003. Nominations and applications
should be submitted to: Director of LAII Search, Attn: Daniel Lamb, Scholes
Hall, Room 226, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Additional
inquiries should be sent to email@example.com.
The CSRC at UCLA
is seeking a Researcher for a 50 percent appointment for 2003-04 with
the possibility of renewal. This temporary research series position has
been established in the CSRC to contribute to the center’s new research
plan. The CSRC Researcher will develop public policy and applied social
science research that enhances the center and promotes service to the
community. Ideally, this position would be filled by a scholar with a
solid record of research and who would bring or attract extramural funding
to the CSRC. Candidates applying by April 30, 2003, will be given first
consideration. Interested applicants should submit their C.V. to Carlos
M. Haro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studies & Research Center at the University of Arizona announces an
Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Mexican American Studies,
to begin August 2003. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate
and graduate courses with a particular focus on Mexican American culture,
history, public policy (e.g., immigration, education, economic development,
civil rights) and/or border health. Required qualifications include a
Ph.D. in History, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Economics,
Urban Planning, Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology,
Public Education or Education by hire date. For full details and qualifications
see posting at www.hr.arizona.edu/jobs.
To apply, please submit a cover letter (citing job #24867) that includes
a description of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae,
a writing sample of 30 pages or less, and three letters of recommendation
to Antonio Estrada, Chair, MASRC Search Committee, The University of Arizona,
PO Box 210023, Tucson, AZ 85721-0023. Review of materials will begin 2/14/03
and will continue until position is filled.
NEWS, EVENTS, CONFERENCES, SUBMISSIONS, OTHER
The National Association
of Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference will be held in Los Angeles
this year from April 2 to 6, 2003, at the Biltmore Hotel. Titled “No
More Wars: Sovereignties, Sexualities, and Human Rights,” the national
conference is an important arena for scholars and activists to present
current research findings about the Chicano community and to work to improve
their material conditions. For more details, visit the conference website
The Cefiro Spanish
Graduate Student Organization at Texas Tech University invite all to their
fourth annual conference, Mapping Identities: Latino/Hispanic Writings
in the U.S, April 10-12, 2003. Plenary speakers include: Dr. José
Edmundo Paz-Soldán, Cornell University, Dr. María Cristina
Pons, UCLA, Mayra Santos-Febres, University of Puerto Rico, and Eloy Urroz
Kanan, James Madison University. The conference organizers are still accepting
abstracts and may be able to provide housing accommodations for graduate
students. Please refer to the Céfiro website for more information
on the conference: http://www.cefiro.ttu.edu. Send any inquiries to Carolina
Moctezuma, Conference Organizer, email@example.com.
The Fifth International
Congress on the Corrido (Quinto Congreso Internacional del Corrido) that
will take place in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 29 and 30,
2003 announces a Call for Papers. For more information on this event,
please visit their website at: http://www.corrido2003.9f.com.
The Kellogg Center
at Michigan State University as well as the Julian Samora Research Institute
invite all to attend, Race In 21st Century America: A 3rd National Conference.
The conference, in East Lansing, Michigan, will be held April 2-4, 2003.
It will feature multiple panels and keynote speakers, plus roundtable
discussions. It emphasizes racial, ethnic, and ideological inclusiveness,
and encourages new thinking about race in the United States. For more
information, please call 517-353-6750 or fax a request to 517-432-1804.
The High School Journal
invites all to submit papers to a special issue on Chicana/o Activist
Educators: Theories and Pedagogies of Trans/formation, to be published
April/May, 2004. Guest editor, Luis Urrieta, Jr., invites submissions
that address the complex and diverse educational experiences, histories,
and philosophies of Chicana and Chicano activist educators. Educators
can include: 1) Chicanas/os working within educational institutions (K-12)
as paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators; 2) Chicanas/os working
in higher education as college or university professors of undergraduate,
graduate, and professional students; and 3), Chicanas/os working in community
endeavors through programs for youth, migrant students, etc. Papers that
address new and/or revisited theoretical perspectives and/or highlight
daily practices and pedagogies of trans/formation are welcomed. Manuscripts
must be postmarked no later than September 16, 2003. Submissions of articles,
reviews of relevant books, and other creative endeavors should be mailed
to Luis Urrieta, Jr., UCB 249, Education 124, School of Education, The
University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO, 80309-0249. For further inquiries
please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 5th CRI Conference
on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will be held on October 29-November
1, 2003, at the University Park Campus of Florida International University.
Deadline for submission of all paper and panel proposals is February 15,
2003. For further details on this or other CRI activities, please check
their website at http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri.
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