UTEP In the Spotlight: Inside Higher Ed
Last Updated on August 02, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Originally published August 02, 2019
By UC Staff
The University of Texas at El Paso was the weeklong focal point of the Academic Minute, an audio series from Inside Higher Ed that features professors from top institutions throughout the country as they delve into current research topics.
Higher Ed, a digital media company that has provided higher education news, analysis and resources since 2004, profiled five UTEP professors as they shared thoughts on topics related to the current challenges of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Participating faculty members and their topics of discussion are listed below.
Stacey Sowards, Ph.D.
Aug. 2, 2019: Stacey Sowards, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Communication, details one activist – a woman of color who is rising above to bring about change. Listen here.
Josiah Heyman, Ph.D.
Aug. 1, 2019: Josiah Heyman, Ph.D., professor of anthropology, looks into the common traits shared by seemingly stark border communities. Listen here.
Stephen Coulthart, Ph.D.
July 31, 2019: Stephen Coulthart, Ph.D., assistant professor of security, examines one costly border security project that so far hasn’t paid benefits. Listen here.
Yolanda Chavez Leyva, Ph.D.
July 30, 2019: Yolanda Chavez Leyva, Ph.D., associate professor of history, discusses how an art project is giving formerly detained migrant children a chance to speak. Listen here.
Carlos Tarin, Ph.D.
July 29, 2019: Carlos Tarin, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, explains why the region should be mindful of the natural environment along the border. Listen here.