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see also conversations, presentations, & such

Cornell University event April 16 and 17  Invited Lectures

 2015

Cornell University, Feminist, Gender,     & Sexuality Studies, and Immigration Clinic, Cornell Law School, April 16 & 17

Hesed Lecture, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Hispanic Student Association & African American Student Group, March

Hesed Lecture 2015 Presybeterian Seminary

2014

“Crimmigration: A Form of State Violence,” University of Texas at Arlington, Center for Mexican American Studies and Pre-Law Center, February 7

Continuing Legal Education

2015

Annual Immigration & Nationality Conference, University of Texas School of Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Austin, October

Academic conference papers

2013

“Faithful Dissident: Alonso S. Perales, Anti-Mexican Segregation, and the Catholic Church.” Annual Colloquium, Comisión para el Estudio de la Historia de la Iglesia en América Latina y el Caribe (CEHILA) Hispanos U.S.A., Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas, February 23

2012

“Invisibility and Its Effects: Mexicans in the Plains/Panhandle Region of Texas,” on a panel entitled “Reading Space, Making Place Mexican American Constructions of Community and Space in Texas, New Mexico, and Illinois”at the 39th annual conference of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), Chicago, Illinois, March

“Is There a Skeptic in the House? Effects of U.S. anti-trafficking laws on immigrant communities,” on a panel entitled “Politics,” at the Fourth Biennial Siglo XXI conference, Inter-University Programs on Latino Research (IUPLR), John Jay College, New York, New York, February

“Faithful Dissident: Alonso S. Perales and Segregation in the Catholic Church,” at the conference “In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Public Intellectuals,” University of Houston, January

2011

“Opportunities, Challenges, and Why Social Justice Organizations Still Need the ‘Custodial’ in Non-Custodial Archives,” part of a panel entitled “Non-custodial Approaches to Video Archiving: Perspectives from Human Rights Collections,” Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, November

2010

“Speaking Truth to Power Complicated: When [Some] Disempowered People Speak about [Other] Disempowered People,” on panel entitled “Ethics and the Reconstructed Self in the Digital Age,” American Folklore Society annual conference, Nashville, Tennessee, October

2008

“Alberta Zepeda Snid, San Antonio ISD v. Rodriguez and the Failure of the Fourteenth Amendment in Texas,” on panel entitled “Complicating Debates with Stories: Mexican Americans as Workers, Organizers, Immigrants, and Citizens” at the 11th Annual Conference, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities (ASLCH): “Imagining Justice and Injustice,” San Francisco State University and the University of California at Berkeley, March

“Alberta Zepeda Snid, Legal Hostility to Mixtures, and San Antonio ISD v. Rodríguez (1973)”, on panel entitled “Race and Ethnicity in Texas History,” Joint Conference: The Hispanic History of Texas Project and the Texas State Historical Association 112th Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, March

2007

“Nostalgia Imperialists in Ireland and Greater Mexico: ¡Which Cultural Critic Did Not Feel Her Flesh Creep!,” on panel entitled, “Joyce and Américo Paredes: Two Strangers, Two Towers,” International James Joyce Conference, University of Texas at Austin, June

“Dangerous Innocence: Plyler v. Doe at Twenty-Five” on the following conference panels:

 “Cultural Studies and Latino Raciality,” Siglo XXI: Economies of Class, Economies of Culture, The Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) Second Biennial Conference, “Economies of Class, Economies of Culture,” Austin, Texas, April

 “Interpreting Cases, Creating Law,” 10th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities,Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., March

 “Mexican American Lawyering,” “Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights: Cultura, Arte, y Comunidad.” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Scholarship, Tejas Foco. University of North Texas, Denton, March

2006

“Do the Stars Speak through Women? ‘Horoscopo de Campesinos’ in the Texas Farm Workers Union’s El Cuhamil,” Gendered Cultural Artifacts,Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin, April 7

“The Work of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and Nuestra Sra. de San Juan in Mexican American Rhetoric,” Ethnicity and Kairos, Federation Rhetoric Symposium, Federation of North Texas Area Universities, Texas Women’s University, Denton, February 24

2005

“Little Places, Big Pumps: Water Scarcity on the West Texas Plains,” Colonias and Reservations: Critical Approaches to Rural Spaces and Struggles, Groundwork: Space and Place in American Cultures, American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., November

“Beneath the Human Rights-Civil Rights Disconnect: Actual Brown Bodies and the Presumption of Non-Innocence in Plyler v. Doe (1982), Howard Gault v. TRLA (1985), and the Killing of Daniel Rocha,” Doctoral Portfolio and Plática Series, Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, September 28

“Labor Writes: The Texas Farm Workers, 1975-1982,” Cultural Studies Colloquium Series, Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies, University of Texas at Austin, February

2004

“Onion Fields, Courts, and Churches: The Texas Farm Workers Union on the Llano Estacado,” Cultural Crossroads and Race, American Studies Association of Texas 48th Annual Meeting, Crossroads and Contact Zones, University of Texas at San Antonio, November

2003

“Hank and Holes: Texas History as Taught in Contemporary Fiction for Children” Marketing Myth and Constructing Historical Narrative, American Studies Association of Texas 47th Annual Meeting, Identifying Markets/Marketing Identities: Constructing a Modern Southwest, University of Texas at San Antonio, November

2002

“The Land That Ate White Women: Did Scarborough Slander Sweetwater, or Tout a Tough Texas?” Memory and Invention in Women’s History, Ninth Annual Student Conference: Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies, The Center for Women’s Studies, University of Texas at Austin, March

2001

“Infatuation as Critique in Denise Chávez’s Loving Pedro Infante,” Appropriations, Fantasy: A Scholarly Conference on Play, Peril, Politics, The Center for Women’s Studies, University of Texas at Austin, November

“Prairie Dog Town in Lubbock, Texas: What the Park Can Teach Us,” Looking at Landscapes, Department of American Studies Graduate Student Conference, American Cultures, University of Texas at Austin, September

“Language as Identity, Language as Home: African-American English in sharon bridgforth’s bull-jean stories,” Language and Sexuality, Eighth Annual Student Conference: Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies, The Center for Women’s Studies, University of Texas at Austin, February

Selected other presentations

2014

“Yours is Not to Finish the Task: Neither desisting nor despairing in the pursuit of justice,” Tikkun Leil Shavuot, “Eternal Torah: From Generation to Generation,” Congregation Agudas Achim, June 4

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” for Mexican American Studies Policy Studies Center Invited by Dr. Victoria De Francesco Soto, March 18

“Immigration Detention” for Introduction to Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Arlington, Invited by Dr. Cristina Salinas, February 7

2013

“Prophets & the Pro Prophets & the Prophetic Tradition in Judaism: Critical Conscience or Dangerous Madness?” Tikkun Leil Shavuot: “All Night Long” Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, Texas May 14-15

Keynote, Human Rights Symposium, White Rose Society, University of Texas at Austin and Texas Hillel, April 10

“Social Justice in Practice,” a panel, Bridging Disciplines: 101, Human Rights and Social Justice, School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS), University of Texas at Austin, February 25

2012

“Ethics and oral history” for Anthropology 391, Oral History for Social Change, University of Texas at Austin, Invited by Professor Shannon Speed

“And the child grew and was weaned”: Rage, rupture, and expendable women in Vayera, Tikkun Leil Shavuot, Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, Texas, May 27

Portrayal of Alberta Zepeda Snid, Living History Books Exhibit, Northridge Library, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas, March 1

“Appeals in capital punishment cases in Texas” for Sociology 308, Capital Punishment in America, University of Texas at Austin. Invited by instructor Jennifer McMorris, July

2011

What was equal protection?” for Undergraduate Studies 302, Difficult Dialogues: Immigration and Community Engagement, College of Undergraduate Studies, Invited by Dr. Suzanne Seriff (Anthropology), November

“Community Uses of Oral History,” for History 350, Creating and Interpreting Oral Narratives, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin. Invited by Professor Emilio Zamora (History and Mexican American Studies), April

“Edna Ferber, the Jew Who Wrote Giant,” Jewish Community Center of Austin (JCCA), 9th Annual Tapestry of Jewish Learning,” January

2010

“Fifty minutes with Grace Paley,” a midnight class Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, Texas, as part of “Tikkun Leil Shavuot — Attending to the Heart, Mind, and Body,” May19

“Oral history and the death penalty in Texas,” for Seminar in Civic Research, Program in Poverty, Social Justice, and Human Capabilities; Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Rice University, Houston, March. Invited by Dr. Melissa Forbis.

“Service Learning: A roundtable discussion on community engagement.” Invited panelist. Ethnic and Third World Literature Group, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin, March 9

“Digital Witnessing: A Record of Human Rights and Wrongs.” Invited panelist. Ethnic and Third World Literature Group, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin, March

“Human Rights in the Heart of Texas,” Abriendo Brecha VII: Activist Scholar Conference. Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin, February 20

“Bridging community & academia in the struggle to end violence against Latin@s,” Abriendo Brecha VII: Activist Scholar Conference, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin, February 19

“Human Rights in Practice.” Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP), Undergraduate College & the Bernard and the Audré Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin, February. Invited by Professor Karen Engle (Law)

Presentation, “Oral history and the death penalty in Texas,” for Qualitative Research Methods, Department of Sociology, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, January. Invited by Professor and Sociology Department Chair Janet Armitage

2009, 2010

“Oral history, criminal justice processes in Texas, and the death penalty.”United World College students visit to the Texas After Violence Project. Lecture, discussion, and student projects. International groups of students from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Portugal, Israel, Iran, India, and the U.S.. March

2009

“Immigration, Incarceration and Capital Punishment: Texas as a Case Study,” Interdepartmental Program for Experimental and Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Winter Study Program of Williams College. Invited by Professor Joy James. History and practice of the death penalty in Texas, oral histories, co-taught with Gabriel Daniel Solis, three sessions

2008

“Oral history and the death penalty”, for “Criminal Justice,” Department of Sociology, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. Invited by Professor Roger Barnes. Topic: oral histories and the death penalty, presentation with Gabriel Daniel Solis, one session, November

“American Literature since 1865,” Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin. Topic: Zora Neale Hurston, “The Gilded Six Bits,” one session. Invited by Professor José E. Limón

Panelist and panel organizer. “Resisting State Violence, Insisting on Dignity: Mexican American Cultural Production as Survival Strategy,” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), national conference, Austin, March

2007, 2008

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin, Texas, Senior English. Invited by Miriam Murtuza. Guest lecture on Tomás Rivera, . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra (. . . And the earth did not devour him.). One session each in Fall 2007 and Fall 2008. Substitute teaching Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone, several classes December 2008

2007

Respondent: “Inscribing a Latin American Orient,” Asia in Latin America: Across Four Continents: A conference exploring the histories, literatures, and ideologies of Asians in the Americas,” Center for Asian American Studies and Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies. University of Texas at Austin, October

2006

“Social Justice and the Media,” School of Journalism, College of Communication; Cross-listed with Women’s and Gender Studies, Latin American Studies, and American Studies. Graduate seminar. Invited by Dr. Mercedes de Uriarte to speak on human rights, civil rights, and social justice work, two sessions

“Introduction to Cultural Studies,” Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin. Invited by Dr. Shaka McGlotten. Topics: Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger, and Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S 558 (2003), two sessions

“Mexican American Literature and Culture,” Center for Mexican American Studies and Department of English, UT Austin. Invited by Instructor Laura Kathleen Padilla. Topic: Américo Paredes, George Washington Gómez, two sessions

“South, West, and Southwest: The Problems and Issues of Studying Regional Literatures and Literatures Regionally,” Academics in Action Spring 2006 Symposium, Sponsored by the American Literature(s) Group, English Department. Panelist. University of Texas at Austin, April

“Border Emergencies – Border Activism and the Politics of Crisis,” Abriendo Brecha III: Activist Scholarship Conference on Crisis, Politics, and Performance in the Americas. Panel chair. University of Texas at Austin, February

2006, 2003

“Literature of New Mexico,” and “Introduction to Mexican American Literature and Culture,” Center for Mexican American Studies and Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin. Invited by Instructor Laura Kathleen Padilla and Dr. José E. Limón. Topics: Novels of Nash Candelaria, Poetry of Jimmie Santiago Baca, and George Washington Gomez by Américo Paredes, numerous class sessions

2004

“Latino USA: Art/Culture/Identity,” Department of American Studies and Center for Mexican American Studies. Invited by Instructor Cary Cordova. Topic: refugee and asylum processes

2003

“Introduction to Policy Studies,” Center for Mexican American Studies, College of Liberal Arts. Topic: immigration. Invited, with Nidia Salamanca, by Dr. Lisa Montoya

2001

“Violence in the Schools,” The Ninth Biennial University of Texas Historical Symposium, Violence, Community, and the Academy. Panelist. Austin, Texas, October

1996

“A model for ‘unlearning’ oppression,” for Human Development, Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, invited by Professor Jill McRae,one class session

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