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CRES News Digest, Vol 1, Issue 6

November 27th – December 10th


Welcome Message

Welcome to the sixth 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, December 7th.

CRES Classes

We have a few CRES classes still open for Spring 2019. Click on the image below to download the flyer and share with students and colleagues. Students can click here for the full roster of CRES-related classes (just select CRES as the Class Attribute).


CRES Events

Monday, December 3
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, December 4
CRES Power Hour
12:30pm – 2pm, RJH Incubator Lab

Come enjoy pastries and hot chocolate for a quick CRES power down and study break session before finals week!





Campus Events

Monday, December 3
TCU On Display
12 pm, TCU Campus

The College of Fine Arts needs ambassadors for TCU On Display, which will take place on December 3rd, around noon. This event is part of a larger movement, On Display Global, celebrating the beauty of difference in honor of International People with Disabilities Day. Click the link above to learn more about the larger movement.

At TCU we are recruiting students from all over campus to participate in being seen as living sculptures. We will have one rehearsal (exact time TBA December 1st or 2nd). No prior experience necessary!

If you are interested in participating, email Suki John.

Thursday, December 6
Graduate Student Job Search Boot Camp
9:30 am – 1:30 pm

TCU Graduate Studies is hosting an event to help you prepare for the job market. RSVP here by Friday November 30th.





Community Events

Sunday, December 2
Movies That Matter Latino – Tales of the Masked Men: A Journey Through Lucha Libre
4pm, Rose Marine Theater

Shot in Mexico and the United States and filled with the passion and excitement that defines its subject, the film explores the history of lucha libre and what has made this eighty-year-old phenomenon endure. The film is directed by award-winning director Carlos Avila and is co-produced and edited by Thom Calderón. Click on the link above for more details.

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.

Faculty and Staff News and Publications

Congratulations to Assistant English Professor and CRES Core Faculty member Stacie McCormick and CRES Graduate Assistant Cecilia Hill. They are recipients of the 2018 AddRan Diversity in Research Award. Dr. McCormick won the faculty award for her book Staging Black Fugitivity. Cecilia, PhD student in History, won the graduate student award for her MA thesis “¿Mi Tierra, También? Mexican American Civil Rights in Fort Worth, Texas, 1940-1990s.”

Associate History Professor, Director of Middle Eastern Studies, and CRES Core faculty member, Dr. Hanan Hammad was featured in TCU Magazine for her book Industrial Sexuality: Gender, Urbanization , and Social Transformation in Egypt (2016).

Industrial Sexuality: Historian Examines Egypt’s Transformation

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).

A Thanksgiving of/for Learning: National Native American Heritage Month, written by English Professor and CRES Core Faculty member Sara Robbins

Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 28
TCU Student DEI Forum
7pm – 9pm, COX B&C at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitor Center

TCU is hosting a Student DEI Forum, dinner will be available starting at 6:30pm.  This forum is focused on a creating a space for our student voices to be heard, and we need your help!  We are looking for students to participate in an open dialogue about the future of diversity, equity and inclusion with your fellow TCU students.

12 faculty/staff who are interested in serving as Listeners for the forum on each date – you are welcome to serve on both dates are also needed.

Click here to register on Eventbrite for either role, student or Listener.

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

Marketing and Communication Paid Internship

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies seeks a highly motivated intern who is interested in learning about marketing, branding, and client relations in a fast-paced and flexible environment. Click the link above to learn more about the position.

Internships with Jolt

Jolt brings together Latinos from across Texas to win on the issues that matter. Jolt doesn’t stand for any one party or politician — it stands for the Latino community, families, and parents who worked hard to give their children everything they didn’t have. Jolt supports Latinos to make change by making sure they have a say in how Texas is run. Click the link above to learn about internships and job opportunities.

Faculty Position Studio Art – Drawing

The School of Art at TCU, a progressive independent university, announces a tenure-track appointment in the expanded field of Drawing, beginning August 2019.  Qualified candidates will use drawing as an integral part of their artistic practice and have a familiarity with a wide range of drawing processes and media.  Candidates with interests in digital media, animation, painting, printmaking, unconventional or emerging media, social practice, installation, and/or critical theory are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin by Jan. 11, 2019, the position will remain open until filled. Click the link above to learn more about the position and to apply.

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.

Conferences and Calls for Papers

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

  • Abstract submission deadline extended to November 30th! Click the link above to submit papers and to register for the conference.

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

May 16-17, 2019, 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.

May 16-17, 2019, Critical Race Studies in Education Association Conference, Race and Equity Center, University of Southern California

  • The Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) is a collective of scholar activists committed to the larger project of racial justice in schools within the P-20 spectrum. Paper proposals due December 1, 2018. Our conference theme, “Claiming CRiT Walking without Intersectionality is White Supremacy,” seeks to invite researchers, activists, educators, practitioners, community members, and youth to situate and push their own work within the epistemological concept of CRiT walking grounded in intersectionality. As Hughes and Giles (2010) argue in their seminal work, “CRiT walking is an effort to connect CRT as a theoretical construct to a livable, observable, teachable process of critical consciousness, knowing and doing. (p. 42).” Click here for proposal details.

July 31 – August 2, 2019, The Center on Democracy and Organizing (CDO) is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications from graduate students, earlier career scholars, and organizers for a summer institute.

  • Applicants may apply on their own or in researcher-practitioner pairs. Domestic travel, lodging, and meals are fully covered. Participants will also be eligible to apply for seed funding of up to $5,000 from CDO to carry out research projects conceived and developed through the Institute. Application Deadline: December 17, 2018. Click here for more information.

Click image below for a full list of CRES Spring 2019 classes