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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 http://www.naccs-tejas-2013.blogspot.com. 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.