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CRES News Digest Vol. 3, Issue 2

September 13th – September 26th

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Welcome Message

Welcome to 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 25th.

In Solidarity,

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

Friday, September 27th
RJH Atrium, 2 – 4pm

Please join the School of Interdisciplinary Studies as we mark our first anniversary at TCU. Meet our faculty and staff. Learn about new courses, student scholarships, and community-engaged learning and research opportunities.


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 18th

A social gathering and discussion of how to resist, and survive in, the modern neoliberal university.We will be reading the Introduction and Ch. 1 of Kevin Quashie’s The Sovereignty of Quiet and “The University and the Undercommons” in Harney and Moten’s The Undercommons.  Our meetings are a judgment-free zone so if you cannot complete the readings, please don’t let that deter you from attending. Contact Dr. Stacie McCormick for more information.

Click on the link above for full flyer. 


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

Wednesday, September 18th
Market Square 2101, 7:00am


Join the SIS Intensive English Program every Wednesday morning BLUU Market Square for weekly bocadillos y botanas. During these bilingual gatherings you will enjoy breakfast and practice your Spanish and English. This is open to faculty, staff, students, and community members. Click the link above for more information. RSVP at


Wednesday, September 18th
Center for Instructional Services, 10am and 11am
10am: Saad Babir
11am: Nneile Sandra Alexandrina Nkholise


Dr. Juan Sola-Corbacho’s, lecturer in the Honors College, honors courses on Africa and Europe are conducting a series of interviews (video conferences) of people from different countries including a group of interesting women from Uganda, South Africa, Cameroon, Belarus, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Kenya. All are welcome. Click the link above for the full schedule of interviewees including their expertise. You can also contact Dr. Sola-Corbacho for more information. 


Wednesday, September 18th
Kelly Center, 6:30 – 8pm

The Beauty of Black Music with Dr. Frederick Gooding.  Attendees will leave with a heightened appreciation for the power that Black Music has held in shaping a culture that has not always accepted the very same individuals making such music. Click the link above to register. Open to everyone, free for TCU students, staff, and faculty. 

Thursday, September 19th
BASS Conference Center, Brite Divinity School, 6:00pm
The Program in Jewish Studies at Brite Divinity School presents Dr. Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan, a professor of religious studies from Austin College. Click the link above for full flyer.


Monday, September 23rd
Kelly Center, 3:00pm
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion invites you to hear Dr. Luis Romero, Assistant Professor, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies speak about the intersections of criminal law and immigration law. Click the link above for full flyer and here to RSVP


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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.

Campus and Community News 

Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th
The 2019 North Texas Book & Map Show
Masonic Temple, 10am

This Year we are featuring Latino Authors who will be present for book sales and signing. Visit for Author listings and times.

The Masonic Temple is located at 1100 Henderson, Fort Worth, Tx. Admission is $8.00 and good for both days. Free book appraisals from 10 to noon on Saturday (limit 3).

Saturday, September 14th
Interbang Books, Dallas, TX,  6 – 7pm

The book tells the story of a woman who was born enslaved, freed before the Civil War, kidnapped and re-enslaved, taken to Mississippi and Texas, and then freed again by the war.

In 1870, she sued the man who had kidnapped and enslaved her in a federal court—and won. A jury awarded her $2,500 in a rare case of restitution that has relevance to ongoing debates about reparations.

Friday, September 20th
Artes de la Rosa,  7 – 9pm

Artes de la Rosa invites you to our portrait painting event, a canvas POP-style painting class of this iconic artist.

ADLR resident Art instructor, Colby Chapa, will guide you through a step-by-step process in completing your very own POP canvas. Class will be located in our Galería de la Rosa. All art supplies will be provided along with two complimentary drinks and snacks. Limited Tickets available, click link above for more information.

Saturday, September 21st
Artes de la Rosa,  7pm
A Teatro Flor Candela Production – Directed by Patricia Urbina
$15 Pre-Sale Ticket Price
$20 At The DoorPLEASE NOTE – Appropriate for ages 12+Three different scenes tied together by three creative threads.

Thursday, September 26th
Fort Worth Public Library Downtown, 6 – 8pm
Recognizing Dr. Rudy Rodriguez, who initiated Fort Worth ISD’s trailblazing Bilingual Education Program 50 years ago. Fort Worth author Richard Gonzales will moderate a panel discussion on the program’s history featuring bilingual educators who were active in founding the program in Fort Worth in 1969 along with current educators. FWISD’s North Side High School’s Mariachi Espuelas will open the event, and Ballet Folkloric de Fort Worth will provide a performance during a reception following the panel discussion. Click link above for full flyer.

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. 


The Native and Indigenous Student Association (NISA) is inviting others to join. The invitation is open to both Native and non-native students. NISA’s purpose is to form a coalition of resilient individuals, to build community, and create a space for and bu Native and Indigenous peoples and allies to share their cultures, heritages, traditions, languages, and customs in a respectful manner. Contact NISA faculty advisor, Scott Langston for more information.

Faculty and Student Achievements

Congratulations to PhD candidate Katherine Bynum, who has been selected to receive the Sara Jackson Graduate Student Award from the Western History Association! The award is for Bynum’s research project “’City of Hate’: Grassroots Organizing against Police Brutality in Dallas, Texas, 1935-1990.”

2019 Convocation Awards

Congratulations to CRES Affiliates Dr. Ariane Balizet and Dr. Claire Sanders! Dr. Balizet and Dr. Sanders were recognized as finalists for the Chancellor’s DEI award at yesterday’s Convocation. Thank you both for all you do for CRES and the university!

Director of Inclusiveness & Intercultural Services and Community Scholars Program and CRES affiliated staff, Timeka Gordon won the Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community!


Congratulations to Senior Learning and Development Consultant and CRES affiliated staff, Susie Olmos-Soto for winning the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award!


Congratulations to Chair of Film, Television, and Digital Media, Professor
Film, Television and Digital Media, and CRES affiliated faculty, Dr. Kylo-Patrick Hart for his Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar!

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 Department of Geography at TCU is hosting the annual meeting of the Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers October 10-12, 2019. The interdisciplinary nature of Geography means that practically all subject areas have a place in this conference, and it is exciting to be able to learn from such diverse scholars.

Normal registration ends this Friday, September 13 (faculty and professionals $160, students $50). Late registration runs until October 11 (faculty and professionals $185, students $65). Register here. Registration includes access to sessions, conference materials, refreshments, and two meals.

Paper and poster abstract submission deadline is 5 p.m. CT, September 23, 2019. Submit abstracts here.

Student participation is especially encouraged. It is a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere for beginning presenters, and students may participate in paper competitions as well as the team-based Geobowl.

Please feel free to contact Melissa Payton if you have any questions.

Call for Proposals: 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference

Deadline for Proposal Submission: October 1, 2019

AAC&U invites proposals for sessions at the 2020 conference on diversity, equity, and student success: The Power of Collective Action.

AAC&U strongly encourages proposals that balance conceptual and theoretical frameworks with concrete, pragmatic examples.  We seek to highlight the how and why of a practice, strategy, or model and to facilitate reflection and engagement that helps translate vision into practice.  We want mature evidence-based programs that foster discovery and problem solving through idea sharing and community building. Proposals should address how the work can be adapted in a wide range of institutional types, including community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates National Conference Call for Papers
February 17-22, 2020
Dallas, Texas

  • For information about registration and submission of papers for both the conference and the research competition (cash prizes) visit the NAAAS website. Abstracts due November 9th!

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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