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CRES News Digest Vol 1, Issue 4

October 23rd – November 5th


Welcome Message

Welcome to the forth issue of the CRES News Digest. The News Digest is available every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. If you have any relevant event, publication, or conference suggestions for the next digest, please send your suggestions to Cecilia Hill for consideration by Friday, November 2nd.

CRES Events

Friday, October 26
Graduate Certificate Info Session
3:30pm – 5pm, RJH 210

Learn more about how you can add the CRES Graduate Certificate (with optional Supplementary Concentrations in Research and/or Pedagogy) to your graduated degree plan. For more information, visit:

Or, email or call 817-257-4704.




Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2
New Majors/Minors Open Office Hours
3pm – 5pm, RJH 210

Learn more about our degrees, the Spring internship class, and upcoming Spring semester classes.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Click here for a complete list of Spring 2019 classes. 



Deadline is October 29th to apply for the Justice Journey!
Click on flyer for application.







Thursday, November 15
CRES Conversation, hosted by the RCCE Committee
11:30am – 1:00pm

Do you want to discuss race and ethnicity with other students, faculty and staff, but wonder how to start the conversation? Do you want to discuss the critical impact that race and ethnicity has on all of our lives and learn about a theory that helps explain why we have the problems that we do? Then Join CRES in our first CRES CONVERSATION! Jacinto Ramos will facilitate a discussion about a short reading on Critical Race Theory that participants will read ahead of time. Come and join us for critical conversations on race – we will cap the group at 25 participants. Go to the EventBrite link to reserve your spot now!


Campus Events

Tuesday, October 23
Sessions for the DNAWORKS Residency at TCU for Fall 2018
Click here to apply.

Join DNAWORKS for an interactive workshop that encourages productive and honest dialogue about key issues of identity, equity, access, representation, and the language that surrounds them. The process moves from open and courageous conversation into identifying personal and community-wide action steps. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Limited space.

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Tuesday, October 23
Schweitzer Fellowship information session
3:00 pm, Palko 226

The Fellowship is open to students enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at the time of application and through the 2019-2020 academic year. Fellows receive a $2,500 stipend. More information is available at here.

Applications are due Friday, January 25.

Wednesday, October 24
Fogelson Honors Forum: An Evening with Kathy Davidson
7pm – 8:30pm, BLUU Ballroom

We hope you’ll join us one week from today for the keynote address of this year’s Fogelson Honors Forum. The keynote speaker is Dr. Cathy Davidson, author of “The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux.”

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated for planning purposes. You can register for the event on Eventbrite using the link above.

Wednesday, October 24
AddRan Majors @ Work
5pm – 7pm, Kelly Center Cox B & C

Come and meet AddRan alumni working in a wide range of industries. You’ll learn about their career paths, the skills they developed and how they are applying them in the workplace. Appetizers will be served. This is a “come and go” event.  Attire is business casual.
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You can easily register in FrogJobs! If you need business cards, click here for ordering TCU business cards. 2-3 day turn-around time.

Thursday, October 25
Community Dialogue Dinner: #MeToo
6:00pm, Market Square Private Dinning
Space is limited RSVP: WGST@TCU.EDU

Monday, October 29
PolyVox World Salon & Open Mic
12pm, SCHAR 3004

Come listen to the first open mic showcasing work from CRES, Creative Writing/English, and Modern Languages! Click on the image for flyer.



Tuesday, October 30
TCU Faculty and Staff of Color Reception
4pm-6pm, Dee J. Kelly Center, Cox B&C

Click link above to RSVP by October 16th.

Tuesday, November 6
Decolonization and Health Issues in the South Pacific
2:00pm – 3:20pm, Scharbauer 3004

A virtual/skype lecture by Dr. Neeta Ramkumar, Psychologist and Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Fiji, Suva, Fiji Islands. RSVP required

Thursday, November 15
Out in the Night Screening and Discussion
7pm, Sid Richardson, LH3

Community Events

Monday, November 19
Artes de la Rosa & Sound Culture Present: Palabrazos
7:00pm – 9:00pm, Rose Marine Theatre

The PALABRAZOS open mic for poetry, spoken word, and experimental performance takes place on the 3rd Monday of each month. $5 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.Refreshments/drinks also available. For more info: 817.624.8333 (Artes de la Rosa office).

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Tuesday, October 30
FWISD Latino/a Studies Community Forum
6pm – 8pm, North Side High School

Monday, November 5
FWISD Latino/a Studies Community Forum
6pm – 8pm, Paschal High School

Save the date! Use the links above to register for either community forum. The viewpoints of ALL FWISD parents are equally valid at both event locations. We invite you to join the conversation!



Volunteer Opportunities

Engage with CRES

If you are enrolled in a CRES Major, Minor, or Emphasis, an AAAS Minor or Emphasis, a LTNO minor, or a CRES Grad Certificate, please consider taking part in one of our standing committees or volunteering with CRES. Fill out the form below if you are interested:

Please contact Orlando Lara or Dr. Ryan Sharp if you have further questions.

Volunteer for the TCU Student Foundation
Apply on a rotating basis. Click here to read the membership policies:

As the TCU Student Foundation is in charge of leading tours throughout campus, including Rees-Jones Hall, we would like more of our CRES students involved in leading campus tours.

Student Foundation members have the following responsibilities:

    • Serve as student hosts at alumni events
    • Thank TCU donors with a phone call
    • Assist with class gift efforts
    • Assist with Athletic Recruiting

Job Opportunities

Our Tenure Track search for positions in African American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies is well under way.

We will be selecting candidates at both the Assistant and Associate Level, but have not pre-determined which subject area will be hired under which level.

Search the keyword CRES at the link below for more information.

Click here for job information.



Grassroots Leadership seeks a Digital Organizer for our Austin office located at 2301 E. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702. The position will be responsible for growing the online impact of our campaign and base building work.  The digital organizer will create compelling campaign content, engage supporters online, and deepen the impact of our campaigns to create change in the criminal justice and immigration systems. Click the link above for more information.

Faculty and Staff News and Publications

Look for the following publication co-authored by CRES Lecturer, Sylvia Mendoza

Mendoza Aviña, S. & Morales, S., (December 2018). “Ratchet of the Earth”: Using Black and Chicana feminisms to understand how brown youth resist in schools. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS).

CRES Associate Director, Orlando Lara, was featured on local Lubbock news stations for his work with the Detention Nation exhibition. See the links below for news coverage.

“Texas Tech hosts exhibition mirroring real-life immigration detention center”

“Exhibición artística busca reflejar centro de detención”

Conferences and Calls for Papers

February 11-16, 2019, National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates national conference, Dallas, Texas

February 14-16, 2019, National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies – Tejas Foco Conference, Houston Community College System, Eastside Campus

January 15th – May 21st, 2019, 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.

May 16-17, 201, Gloria Anzaldúa : Translating B/borders University of Paris VIII

  • All materials due by November 1, 2018 to:
    The main unifying thematic is the question of B/borders as conceptualized by Anzaldúa, and its multiple situated potential interpretations and elaborations. For Anzaldúa borderlands with a small b signals the geographical space of national division, such as the space of her birth at the U.S.-Mexico border. When she writes Borderlands with a capital B the concept-term signifies many other dimensions including psychic, sexual, spiritual, energetic divided spatialities as well. In sum, together the notions of borderlands and Borderlands up a world of possibilities for feminist and queer theory, literatures, historiographies, arts, which are invited to converge in this conference.

Click image below for the CRES Fall Event Poster