In Celebration of Homecoming and the 50th Anniversary of the Creation of the College of Liberal Arts
Please join the Department of History for the Roundtable
“1967 IN HISTORY AND MEMORY”
Oct. 6, 5:00-7:00, Liberal Arts Building 323
The first UTEP Borderlands History Conference took place on campus in early November, bringing together scholars of the borderlands from both Mexico and the United States to address the theme, "The State in/of Borderlands History." The conference opened with a keynote address by Kelly Lytle Hernandez, author of MIGRA! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol, entitled “Caged Birds: Immigration and the Rise of Mexican Incarceration in the United States.” A full slate of scholarly panels followed on Saturday November 7. We look forward to doing this again in the spring of 2017. For details and images of the conference, see http://borderlandshistory.org/
Grand Opening of Museum Exhibit, “The Vision and the Legacy of La Mujer Obrera,” Oct. 3, 2015, 4-6 p.m., Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas (Sponsored by La Mujer Obrera, Museo Urbano/History Department, and Chicano Studies at UTEP)
Congratulations to our newly arrived specialist in the history of the U.S. in the World, Patrick Iber, for the publication of his book, Neither Peace Nor Freedom: The Cultural Cold War in Latin America (Harvard University Press, 2015)
Congratulations to Selfa Chew, former Ph.D. student and Visiting Professor, for the publication of her book, Uprooting Community: Japanese Mexicans, World War II, and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (Arizona, 2015).
Congratulations to Heather Sinclair, doctoral candidate in the Department of History. Heather received a Dr. Diana Natalicio Doctoral Fellowship, from the University of Texas at El Paso. This fellowship will help her complete her dissertation, entitled "Borderline Maternities: 'Stratified Reproduction' and the Transformation of Midwifery from a Mexican Practice to a White Profession in the Twentieth-Century U.S.-Mexico." Special thanks go out to her mentors, Drs. Ernesto Chavez and Sandy McGee Deutsch. Congratulations Heather!