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CRES News Digest Vol. 3, Issue 1

August 30th – September 12th

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Welcome Message

Welcome to the first Fall 2019 installment of the CRES News Digest.


We are eager to spread any good news that our faculty, staff, or students have to share with the larger TCU and Fort Worth community. If you would like to share any CRES-related events, publications, volunteer opportunities, jobs, internships, or conference information in the next CRES News Digest, please send your suggestions to Cecilia Hill by Wednesday, September 11th.

In Solidarity,

Cecilia Hill, CRES Graduate Assistant
Dr. Jane Mantey, Associate Director of CRES


Flyer inviting students to come meet new CRES faculty and staff
CRES is welcoming new Associate Director Dr. Jane Mantey and two Assistant Professors, Dr. Jeanelle Hope and Dr. Luis Romero, to our department this semester. Students are invited to come meet the new faculty and staff in the CRES offices on Tuesday, September 3rd from 12:30 to 2:00pm. Click the image for full flyer.


CRES is also hosting a reception for faculty, staff, and graduate students to welcome new CRES members at T&P Tavern on Thursday, September 5th from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Click the link above for full flyer.

CRES Events

Monday, September 16th Flyer for Latinx heritage celebration includes images of Latin American nation flags and mexican dancers in the background
BLUU Plaza, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Sponsored by Latinx Studies and CRES
To usher in Latinx Heritage Month, come listen to great music, learn about and fellowship with community organizations and student groups, and enjoy some food and treats.


Wednesday, September 25th
Tucker 139, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Come celebrate new publications from CRES faculty and staff and learn about their research as they present mini-book talks. Click on the link above for more details. 

Campus Events

Tuesday, September 2nd
Ed Landreth 132, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Students in the TCU school of music have begun the process of starting a student organization for Mariachi at TCU!  A group will begin meeting regularly this semester under the leadership of TCU music students Manny Arellano and Ismael Sanchez, with the goal of public performance as a Mariachi ensemble. Click the image for full flyer. 


Thursday, September 12th
Department of Philosophy’s Florsheim Lecture in Ethics: “False Confessions and Testimonial Injustice”
Moudy North 141, 5:00pm

Jennifer Lackey, Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy, (Northwestern University) will discuss her research on false confessions in connection with the phenomenon of testimonial injustice.


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Wednesday, September 25th
SWR LH 4, 6:30pm
The first of four important events marking the 400 years since the beginning of chattel slavery in America. Food is available at 6:30 pm and the program begins at 7:00 pm with a screening of the PBS documentary Slavery By Another Name featuring CRES Core Faculty and Honors College Assistant Professor of African American Studies Dr. Frederick Gooding. Click the link above for full flyer.

Community News and Events

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. by buying a T-Shirt. Part of the profits made during this sale will go directly to the El Paso Victims Relief Fund. Click the link to request a t-shirt. 

Faculty and Student Achievements

Congratulations to the following newly elected CRES and WGST faculty and students who will represent the School of Interdisciplinary Studies on important governing bodies this year.

  • Faculty Senate: Layne Craig
  • Undergraduate Council: Rima Abunasser
  • Graduate Council: Linda Hughes
  • Student Government Association representative is Drew Stewart

Image of Jacinto RamosCongratulations to CRES Adjunct Professor Jacinto Ramos for his appointment as president of the FWISD school board. Our entire community is lucky to have your vision, energy, and commitment.




Congratulations to CRES Core Staff Affiliate and Director of the Harris Academic Resource Center, Dr. Zoranna Jones who Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. named as this year’s winner of the Michael R. Ferrari Award for Distinguished University Service and Leadership.

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Be sure to read CRES Faculty Affiliate and Lorraine Sherley Professor of English, Dr. Sarah Robbins summer blogs.

Toni Morrison Can Still Teach Us


image of Dr. Emily Farris

Dr. Emily Farris, CRES Core Faculty and Associate Professor of Political Science had a productive summer leading the charge in the removal of a racist member of the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission. Read all about her role in the Star Telegram article below.

Anti-discrimination official removed by council one month after racist posts surface

Job Opportunities

The Department of History at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in pre-1877 African American history, to begin August 2020.

For more information and to apply click here.

Calls for Papers and Award Opportunities

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History, Humanities, and Languages, and Center for Critical Race Studies is sponsoring a symposium celebrating 400 Years of African American Life and History.

Proposal Submission Deadline
By September 6, 2019, authors should submit a one to two-page proposal for their papers including: 1) the title of the paper; 2) a 500-word abstract. The abstract should provide a brief summary of the paper and include the paper’s purpose, methodology and design, major interpretations, and conclusions. Call For Papers Information (PDF)

Chicanx Praxis Undergraduate Call For Papers (PDF)
2020 NACCS—Tejas Foco Conference March 5-7
South Texas College, Pecan Campus, McAllen Texas

Paper presentations and panel submissions, exhibitions, performances, workshops, poetry readings, and other forms of expressions that offer insight on past, current, and future of Chicanx Praxis are all welcome. Also welcome are proposals that address the Tejano/a/x experience in general but do not necessarily fall under the conference theme.

Conferences and Workshops

Various Dates, National Student Leadership Diversity Convention

  • The NSLDC is the largest national gathering of student leaders and campus based advisors to address the most critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging our campuses today. Through experiential workshops, keynote sessions, and round table discussions teams of students will explore various elements of diversity and how they affect themselves and their campuses.

October 3-5, 2019, 40th Annual Texas Genealogical and Historical Conference, Dallas, Texas

  • #HOGAR40 theme: “Honoring Our Ancestors: A 500-year Journey Back to Hernán Cortés”

October 24, 2019, Reflecting Black Symposium, University of Houston Downtown,  Houston, Texas

  • The Symposium aims to promote cutting-edge research in Africana studies produced by scholars and emerging scholars. During the symposium, we will also discuss effective transdisciplinary pedagogical strategies and creative methods that faculty might employ to enrich the educational experiences of students of color, especially transfer and first-generation college students.

November 14 – November 17, 2019, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, California

  • The theme: Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organizing speaks to the historic moment in which we live and the new world that we want to create. The NWSA invites papers, performances, and panes – from all disciplines – that represent the global dimensions of gender concerns to this conference.


Keep up with all CRES related events by visiting our web calendar

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