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CRES News Digest Vol. 3, Issue 8

December 17th – January 21st

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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 Friday, January 17th.

In Solidarity,

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


Congratulations to Ericka Davis, our first CRES Major to graduate! 

Congratulations also to our additional fall graduates.
Samuel Awolope, CRES Minor
Victor Norris Jr., AAAS Minor
We are proud of each and every one of our graduates! Solidarity!

Winter Break Reads

With another semester behind us (almost!), I hope we all can take a moment to reflect on how far we have come as a Department and as a campus community. And, as we look ahead towards the Spring semester and subsequent academic years, we can also imagine and strategically plan for how we can deepen the Department’s roots AND deepen TCU’s commitment to diversity, EQUITY, and inclusion as well as JUSTICE.

Here are some fantastic studies and articles that came out this year examining how institutions can work to truly be committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI 😊) and common pitfulls of DEI/JEDI work to be watch out for. Happy Holidays!








Community Events

Historya Exhibition
December 9th – January 24th
Galaria de Rosa Hours: 11am – 5pm. Tuesday – Friday

Selections from Artes De La Rosa’s collection frame the journalistic exhibition “Trail of the Mexican-American Experience in Fort Worth.”

“Our Struggle Continues” Emerico Perez Exhibition
December 9th – January 24th
Annex Gallery Hours: 11am – 5pm Tuesday – Friday

A series of photographs expanding almost two decades of work as evidence of the ongoing plight our community continues to endure. Neighbors, activists, politicians, business people, families, etc. appear in these powerful images.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) 

MURAP is looking for aspiring leaders in academia for a 10-week paid immersive research fellowship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or seniors) in humanities, social sciences or fine arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Click the link above to visit their website and click here for a description of the program and eligibility requirements. 

Three positions open at Austin Community College.  One is for director of the Center for Latino Studies and another is to teach Texas History.

See the postings below:

Job ID 250746 Mexican American History/Director of El Centro is a faculty position to teach Mexican-American History and U.S. History as well as serve as the Director of El Centro.

Job ID 250747 Texas (emphasis on Tejano) History is a faculty position to teach Texas History with an emphasis on Tejano History and U.S. History.

Job ID 250525 U.S. History This is a general U.S. History faculty position to teach HIST 1301 & HIST 1302.

All positions may be found here at:

The application deadline is January 10, 2020.

Calls for Papers, Fellowships, Post-Doc, and Study Abroad Opportunities

The University of Maryland – College Park HGSA invites graduate students to participate in the 2020 Graduate Student History Conference, held at UMD’s campus on February 21, 2020.

  • This year our conference will be tackling the issues surrounding borders, broadly construed. What are they? How are they created? How are they maintained? What influences do borders exert on the people or environment they occupy? These are just some questions we strive to address as part of this conference.
  • The submission deadline is December 31, 2019. Click here to learn more.
  • Questions regarding applications or the conference may be directed to Derek Litvak.

On 26 – 27 March 2020 the Graduate English Students Association at the University of Virginia will present their annual graduate conference, titled and themed Transformation.

  • The conference committee seeks papers by graduate students on all aspects of transformation — its catalyzes and etiologies; its poetics and processual character; its formalization and thematization in art and literature, media and politics; its affordances for societies and individuals, as well as its correlative risks.
  • More particular prompts and guidelines can be found in our CFP, attached here.
  • The submission deadline is January 10, 2020. We look forward to corresponding and to reading your submissions, which should be sent to Any queries ought to be directed likewise.

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, has job opportunities that might be of interest to Ph.D. candidates who are in their final year of study and members of communities that have been historically marginalized in the US academy.

  • Specifically,  UA has postdoc positions (Postdoctoral Research Associates) available as part of a larger diversity initiative in our College of Arts & Sciences. The post-docs are a maximum of two years with the goal of transitioning successful candidates into tenure-track positions within the College of Arts & Sciences. These hires are part of the university’s ongoing efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive UA campus. UA is looking to fill the positions with applicants from communities that have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented in the US Academy.
  • Applicants must have the terminal degree for their field, and the area of research should match one (or more) of the departments that comprise our College of Arts & Sciences. Those include English, History, Gender and Race Studies, Geology, Biology, American Studies, and Anthropology, among others.
  • There is no application deadline, but we start reviewing applications on December 1. 
  • For more information about the jobs or to apply, applicants can click here. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Cassandra Smith.

CALL FOR PAPERS: What is the Human: Concepts and Controversies Binghamton University Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, April 17, 2020

  • In the wake of environmental catastrophe, developing knowledge on animal and artificial intelligences, and the living legacy of coloniality, we are once again faced with these eternally recurring questions: What is the human? What is beyond the human? What are the consequences of shifting conceptualizations of the human?
  • Submission Deadline: January 17, 2020
  • Click here for the CFP

The Texas State Historical Association will meet in Fort Worth in March 2021.

  • The program committee is soliciting proposals for panels (preferably) as well as individual papers on any topic in Texas history. Each panel should have either two papers and a commentator or three papers.
  • Anyone who hasn’t been on the TSHA program since 2018 is eligible to participate. 
  • The deadline is February 1.
  • Click the link above for the call for papers.

Want to make a difference? Join the DFW Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

  • The Chancellor’s office is currently recruiting graduate students to apply for the unique opportunity to represent TCU as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow.
  • If you are a graduate student and committed to creating and promoting change in the community, please attend one of the following info sessions: November 13 and December 3, 2019.
  • Both will occur at Noon in the Kelly Center (lunch provided). Graduate students will get an email for them to RSVP for the info session.
  • Applications are due by Friday, January 24, 2020. Visit or email for more information.

Chicanx Praxis Undergraduate Call For Papers (PDF)
Chicanx Praxis General 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.

January 14th – May 19th, 2020, College of Constructive Hell-Raising, Dallas, Texas

  • The College for Constructive Hell-Raising is a semester-long, citizen-friendly seminar class designed to help DFW activists of all kinds think like organizers and approach their fights more strategically. Application deadline is December 15th. Click here to apply.

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