Recent Faculty Publications
Dr. Victor Del Heirro and Dr. Laura Gonzales published "Comunidad de Cuentistas: Making Space for Indigenous and Latinx Storytellers" in English Journal along with J. Estrella Torrez, Santos Ramos, and Everado Cuevas.
Dr. Teresa Quezada's chapter "Information Literacy and Writing Studies: The Beachfront Instructors and Students Navigate" was published in Teaching Information Lietarcy and Writing Studies: Volume 2, Upper-Level and Graduate Courses edited by Grace Veach.
Dr. P.J. Vierra's book review of Higher Education in Texas: Its Beginnings to 1970 by Charles Matthews, appeared in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, vol. 122, no. 3, January 2019, pp. 342-343.
Recent Faculty Presentations
Dr. Joe Ortiz presented "School Songs" at the Early Modern Songscapes Conference in Toronto, Ontario, on February 8, 2019.
Recent Faculty Grants & Awards
Dr. Eda Ozyesilpinar and Dr. Victor Del Hierro have won the Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) Early Career Enhancement Grant to help fund a new research project on GIS Mapping of the Borderlands Region.
Recent Faculty Professional Board Service
Dr. Lucía Dura has been appointed to the Graduate Education Advisory Committee of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Past Faculty Presentations
Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya presented "Ethics and Empathy in Sri Lankan Representations of Refugees" as the South Asian Literary Association meeting in Chicago, IL, on January 6, 2019.
Dr. Marion Rohrleitner gave an invited lecture entitled "Making the Americas Remember Again: Listening to Ghosts in Caribbean Historiographic Metafiction" in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna on January 14, 2019.
Dr. Tom Schmid, along with UTEP undergraduate Matthew Foster and EPCC undergraduate Katelynn Hernandez, presented his work on Wordsworth in the Borderlands at the 2018 "Sharing Skills" workshop at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, UK, during the last weekend in November. Read more about the exciting work Dr. Schmid and his students are doing here.
Past Faculty Professional/Editorial Service
Dr. Isabel Baca was nominated and elected to serve on the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education Editorial Board.
Dr. Marion Rohrleitner was elected to a five-year term on the MLA's executive committee of the Langauges, Literatures, and Cultures Latina and Latino forum, starting in 2019.