Latest Call For Papers

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora! 
Community-Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism 
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) TEJAS FOCO 

University of Texas – Pan American | Edinburg, Tejas 
February 21-23, 2013

Confirmed Guest Speakers:

Dolores Delgado Bernal, Education, Culture, and Society/Ethnic Studies, University of Utah 
Helena María Viramontes, English and Latina/o Studies, Cornell University 
Aída Hurtado, Chican@ Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara 
Marcos Pizarro, Mexican American Studies, San José State University 
Enrique Alemán, Educational Leadership and Policy/Ethnic Studies, University of Utah 
Jose Limón, American Literature and Latina/o Studies, University of Notre Dame 
Sheila Contreras, Literature and Chicano/Latino Studies, Michigan State University 
Josie Méndez-Negrete, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and Mexican American Studies, UTSA 
Dennis Bixler-Márquez, Chicana/o Studies, University of El Paso 
Tiffany Ana López, Theatre, University of California, Riverside 
Roberto R. Calderón, History and Mexican American Studies, University of North Texas 
Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, Theatre and Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin 
Victor Gomez, History and Mexican American Studies, South Texas College 

Call for Proposals 

Recent attacks on Chican@ and Ethnic Studies programs are reminders of the need for spaces to produce knowledge in, about, and for our communities. This conference provides an environment to encounter and engage recent work by those who situate their teaching, research, writing, creative activities, and advocacy on and beyond an academic campus. This call for proposals centers on the ways in which academic research, creative activities, pedagogy, and activism can directly affect and become embedded in these communities.

The conference seeks to bring together scholars, teachers, artists, activists, and other individuals or groups dedicated to Chican@ Studies and Latin@ Studies. With a trans-/extra-disciplinary approach, the 2013 annual conference will represent areas of concern in Chican@, Latin@, Ethnic, Gender, and Critical Race Studies, History, Philosophy, Art, Literature, Theatre and Performance, Music, Social Psychology, Education, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, and other approaches concerned with social justice. Proposals on the methods and outcomes of participatory or action research are particularly encouraged. The program will feature panels on Human Rights, Critical Pedagogies and Epistemologies, Native Issues, Decolonization / Democratization, Gender and LGBTQ Issues, Race and Racialization, Politics, Language, Transnationalism and Immigration. Those with experience as students, teachers, activists, scholars, artists, and other community members are invited to submit the following types of proposals: panels, papers, performances, posters/exhibits, creative activities, testimonios, round tables, film screenings, workshops, and other innovative presentations.

Submit proposals by December 1, 2012 to In your proposal, include the type of presentation, title, an abstract of 150-250 words, your full contact information, and any audiovisual requests. Proposals and presentations need not be in English. For further information and to register for the conference, go to Participants will have the opportunity to submit their papers for consideration for the NACCS Tejas Foco 2013 Conference Proceedings in the peer-reviewed Rio Bravo: Journal of Borderlands, published by the University of Texas, Pan American.