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End of Semester: Vol 1, Issue 7

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December 18th – January 22nd

Welcome Message

Welcome to the seventh and final fall 2018 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, January 18th.

End of Semester Message from

the Interim Chair, Dr. Emily Farris

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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 minors/emphasis students. Nearly 200 students took a section of CRES 101 or our 200 level seminar in Critical Race Theory. We offered new classes for the first time, including our Interdisciplinary Inquiry class, and two special topics upper level classes taught by our new lecturers, Ryan Sharp and Sylvia Mendoza, who we are glad to have join us this year. And many, many more students took one of our 30+ CRES attribute courses offered this fall. CRES classes are making an important impact on campus, particularly as TCU considers a new diversity addition to the Core… Read More

CRES Events

Thursday, January 17th 
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Collective Opening Gathering
Brewed, 5pm

We are pleased to announce a faculty and graduate student community initiative called the Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Collective. The group’s goal is to to read and discuss intellectual production by and about people of color in a low stakes, casual environment. The foundation of the group is rooted in Black Studies, but the group will also engage with work in Latinx Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Native/Indigenous Studies, and Asian Studies. We also intend to explore subjects in cultural studies such as Southern Studies, Disability, and Gender and Sexuality. Literary studies is at the core of our work.

While reading and discussing scholarship will be the group’s primary focus, the collective will offer graduate students space for social and professional needs, like: social gatherings, mentoring, writing workshops, conference workshops, job search assistance, and more. 

Click the image below for full flyer and here to RSVP, just a few more spots open!

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Campus Events

Thursday, February 7th 
Jim Wright Symposium: Cross Disciplinary Solutions to Human Trafficking
Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center, 8:30am – 5pm

A one day symposium focused on identifying solutions to human trafficking through the lens of prevention, protection, and prosecution. Click image for flyer.

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CRES Classes

We have a few CRES classes open for Spring 2019 for students who are still registering. Learn more about Critical Race Theory, The New Black Arts Movement, Black and Brown Youth Resistance, or the Color of Money.

Students can click here for the full roster of CRES-related classes (just select CRES as the Class Attribute).

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Cecilia Hill facilitates a discussion with youth on agency, or their ability to act and create social change.

On December 4, 2018, LeaderKids Fort Worth, coordinated by Ayesha Ganguly, partnered with Doctoral Student and former FWISD teacher, Cecilia Hill, and CRES Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Sylvia Mendoza to develop a youth project modeled after the City of Fort worth’s Race and Culture Task Force.

The goal of LeaderKids Fort Worth is for students to discover the methods used previously to enact change and encourage them to create new paths for their own engagement and inclusion in their city.





Congratulations to CRES major, Frank Valadez, for his acceptance into the National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates 27th Joint National Conference taking place on Feb. 11-16 in Dallas, Texas. Frank will present his paper, “Education Finance Policies in FWISD.”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_1510-300x225.jpgUndergraduate students in Dr. Jennifer Martin’s Social Justice Social Work class have worked all semester on community projects to help alleviate racism, oppression and stigmas of all kinds.  Their poster presentations of the projects occurred on Monday, December 10th.  Congratulations to these students for the wonderful work in our community. Click here to see more pictures from the presentations.


Grants and Fellowships

Immigrants Rising: Transforming Lives through Higher Education

Click the link above to learn more about resources for undergraduate and graduate students. Immigrants Rising empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation.

Job Opportunities

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.

Calls for Papers

February 11-16, 2019, National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates National Conference, Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria, Dallas, Texas

  • Abstract submission deadline extended to December 23rd! Click the link above to submit papers and to register for the conference.

October 31 – November 3, 2019, History of Education Society, Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio

  • Call for proposals for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or nation, and especially proposals that cross cultures, periods, or national boundaries. 


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

May 14-25, 2019, Global Outlook (GO) Institute, United Kingdom

  • The Global Outlook (GO) Institute is a short-term, interdisciplinary, global learning opportunity for TCU graduate students. Designed to provide professionalization for Ph.D. and Ed.D. students preparing for either academic or alternative academic careers, the GO Institute 2019 will be focusing on transforming universities to be multicultural institutions through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Click the link above for more information. To apply, submit an application and two letters of recommendation

May 16-17, 2019, Gloria Anzaldúa : Translating B/borders University of Paris VIII

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

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