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CRES News Digest Volume 2, Issue 5

March 19th – April 1st Welcome Message Welcome to this week’s installment of the CRES News Digest. This week we have a blog post from CRES students who just came back from this year’s TCU Justice Journey, which explored Chicana/o civil rights history. Please note the CRES Colloquium, which continues this week on the subject… Read more »

Assistant Professor Finds Sheriffs to be Enthusiastic About Enforcing U.S. Immigration Law

  Emily Farris, assistant professor of political science, co-authored with Mirya Holman (Tulane University) an article in The Washington Post in The Monkey Cage, a compelling forum to connect political scientists and political conversation. In “Sheriffs are enthusiastic about enforcing U.S. immigration law. That makes a big difference.,” Farris and Holman shared their research that shows that sheriffs matter… Read more »

Professor Max Krochmal Receives Award from Organization of American Historians

Max Krochmal, associate professor of history and director of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, has received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history for his book, Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era (University of North Carolina Press)…. Read more »

Max Krochmal: How Texas is Changing

Max Krochmal (History) will speak today at the Southern Historical Association’s 83rd Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. His lecture “Toward a Blue Texas: Community Organizing and Coalition-Buildling, Past, Present, and Future”, focuses on the changing political demographics in Texas. Krys Boyd of KERA’s Think will host the opening plenary. Professor Krochmal will also be appearing… Read more »

The Pearl Blizek Lecture by Dr. Darren J. N. Middleton

Dr. Darren J. N. Middleton was recently invited to present The Pearl Blizek Lecture on Religion and Art to the Black Studies and Religious Studies programs at the University of Nebraska Omaha. The lecture explored the aesthetic dimensions of black somebodiness in Rastafari religious art, using the music of Tarrus Riley, the paintings of Ras Terms, and the novels of… Read more »