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Volume 2, Issue 4

March 5th – March 18th Welcome Message Welcome to the CRES News Digest. The News Digest is available every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. If you have any CRES relevant event, publication, or conference suggestions for the next digest, please send your suggestions to Cecilia Hill for consideration by Friday, March 15th. Please also include any… Read more »

Building Power, Building Coalitions: Student Organizing Workshop

A Report-Back The CRES Building Power, Building Coalitions Workshop was a two part workshop in which we learned from local community organizer Kristian Hernandez, CRES professors, and CRES students on how to organize around a common problem, on or off campus. This workshop included mostly students from TCU. The first day started off with Dr…. Read more »

DEI Initiative Update from CRES Minor Hope Bentley

For over a year now, TCU faculty, staff and students have been working on a proposal for a change to the Core Curriculum: a requirement that all students must take a class about an aspect of diversity, equity and inclusion. The need was recognized by professors and students who believe this is necessary to TCU’s… Read more »

End of Semester Message from Interim Chair, Dr. Emily Farris

Dear CRES community, As we wrap up our first semester as a department, and as I end my term as your interim chair, please indulge me in celebrating our successes: We’ve grown from 9 to 16 CRES majors, 41 to 46 minors and emphasis students, and 4 to 7 African American and Africana Studies/Latino Studies… 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

Picture of Darren 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 »