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Volume 2, Issue 1

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January 22nd – February 4th

Welcome Message

Welcome to the first issue of the CRES News Digest for the 2019 spring semester. 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, February 1. Please also include any of you or your students’ newsworthy accomplishments. 


CRES Updates

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 to take a class about an aspect of diversity, equity and inclusion…Read More




Tuesday, January 29th 
DEI’s Campus Conversations: Diversity in the Curriculum
BLUU Ballroom A & B, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Faculty Senate Academic Excellence Committee for a campus conversation as they introduce and discuss a proposal to add DEI to TCU’s Core Curriculum. 


CRES Faculty Search

Our Faculty Search Committee has identified four finalists for our two permanent faculty positions, one each in African American Studies and Latinx Studies. As part of their visits to TCU, each candidate will present public lecture and a student-centered Pedagogy Workshop. 

Tuesday, January 29th
CRES AAAS Candidate 1 Job Talk
RJH Incubator Lab, 12:30pm – 2pm
CRES AAAS Candidate 1 Pedagogy Workshop
BAS 1010, 3:30pm – 5pm
Thursday, January 31st
CRES AAAS Candidate 2 Job Talk
RJH Incubator Lab, 12:30pm – 2pm
CRES AAAS Candidate 2 Pedagogy Workshop
BAS 1010, 3:30pm – 5pm
Wednesday, February 6th
CRES LTNX Candidate 1 Job Talk
BAS 1010, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
CRES LTNX Candidate 1 Pedagogy Workshop
WIN 115, 3:30pm – 5pm
Friday, February 8th
CRES LTNX Candidate 2 Job Talk
BAS 1010, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
CRES LTNX Candidate 2 Pedagogy Workshop
RJH 215, 3:30pm – 5pm


CRES Events

Wednesday, January 23rd 
CRES Power Hour – Power Up
Incubator Lab, 11am – 12:30pm

Join us for the first gathering of the semester. We’ll have BBQ and discussion led by students, and then work together to prepare for our faculty searches.

Monday, January 28th 
Writing Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor in an Activist Age: A Workshop with Dr. Jacqueline Lambiase
Kelly Cox A & B, 12pm – 1pm

Come join the CRES RCCE Committee in this workshop with TCU Professor of Strategic Communications, Dr. Jacqueline Lambiase.


Friday, February 1st 
PolyVox World Salon & Open Mic
12pm, SCHAR 3004

Come listen to the first open mic of the spring semester showcasing work from CRES, Creative Writing/English, and Modern Languages!

Saturday, February 2nd
Multicultural Educational Institute Vol.2
RJH, 8:30am – 3:30pm 

MEI Vol. 2 is set for February 2nd at TCU!  The institute runs conference style and is open to any FWISD employee as well as educators from outside the district.  Registration is FREE. Click the image below for full flyer.

Saturday, February 9th and February 23rd
Building Power, Building Coalitions: Student Organizing Workshop
RJH, 9am – 4pm

Save the date and stay updated on the CRES events page for more information and how to RSVP.


Tuesday, February 12th 
Purple, Black & White: A Conversation with Black Alumni&Current Students
Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center Cox A&B, 6pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 13th 
Social Justice Career Fair and CRES Careers Panel
Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center, 6pm – 7:30pm

Thursday, February 14th 
Sheri Parks Green Chair Lecture
BLUU Ballroom A&B, 11am – 12:30pm

“Scholarship on the Borders: Interdisciplinarity and the Grand Challenge of our Times”

Wednesday, February 20th 
CRES Colloquium Series: Community Partnerships Reflections on the Development of the FWISD Latinx Studies Curriculum Project
RJH, Incubator Lab, 3:30pm – 5pm

You are invited to hear from the CRES FWISD contract team regarding their roles in the Latino Studies Curriculum Project. Learn how these efforts speak to CRES’s commitment to community engagement and the importance of community accountable scholarship.

Monday, March 4th 
2nd Annual Intersection Celebration of Black History Month & Women’s History Month
BLUU Ballroom, Evening Lecture

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Campus Events

Monday, January 28th 
Ann Petry’s Masterful Tales: Literacy, Mayhem, and Music
RJH 112, 4pm 

Come join the English Department as they host African American scholar, Dr. Coretta Pittman, for a public talk. She will draw on her current research project focused on building and studying an archive of black women blues singers. Click image for full flyer. 

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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Tuesday, February 26th 
All Campus Lecture: We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching by, College of Education Green Chair, Dr. Bettina Love
BLUU Ballroom A, 5:30pm – 7pm

Are you passionate about civic engagement, educational equity, social justice, urban education?

Then don’t miss the lecture of award-winning author and scholar Bettina Love, Ph.D! Click the link above to RSVP in Eventbrite!



Friday, March 22nd – Saturday, March 23rd
LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Symposium on War, Conflict, and Society
Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center

As the nation reflects on the Vietnam War fifty years later, the Department of History is honored to be hosting what will be an exciting symposium that considers the war in its political, military, social, and cultural contexts.  The event is open to the public but space is limited. Click the link above for more information and to RSVP. Click image below for full flyer.


Dr. Max Krochmal, CRES Department Chair and Associate Professor of History recently contributed to Take Care and Protect Democracy  symposium on building a truly inclusive and multi-racial American democracy. Click the link below to read his article. 

Grants and Fellowships

TCU School of Interdisciplinary Studies Global Outlook (GO) Institute, United Kingdom, May 14-25, 2019

  • 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

The Center for Global Workers’ Rights and School of Labor Employment Relations

Penn State University is seeking applications from U.S. and international labor organizers for masters program in global workers’ rights. The program, designed for U.S. and international labor practitioners, focuses on strategic corporate research and campaigns, international and comparative employment relations systems, and workers’ rights in the global economy.

The deadline is March 1, 2019. Assistantships will be awarded to qualified applicants in need of financial support.

For information on the Master’s degree, curriculum, admissions process, see

For information on the Global Labour University, see

For more information, write:

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.

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Fort Worth Office of Human Relations is looking for an Intern for Implicit Bias/Race Workshop Facilitator 

Check Frog Jobs or Contact Veronica Villegas for more information at

Volunteers needed for LBGTQ Saves

Check Frog Jobs or Contact Sharon Herrera for more information at

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.

Calls for Papers and Award Opportunities

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.

November 14 – November 17, 2019, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, California

  • The theme: Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organizing speaks to the historic moment in which we live and the new world that we want to create. The NWSA invites papers, performances, and panes – from all disciplines – that represent the global dimensions of gender concerns to this conferences.
  • Call for proposals: submission deadline is February 20, 2019. The online submission system will open by February 1.  Please note:  All submitters and presenters must have a valid individual NWSA login and password to submit/be included in a submission. Valid logins include current individual members, expired individual members and guest log ins.  See the FAQ for more details.

Nominate a Student for the Larry Adams International Experience Award

  • The Center for International Studies offers this monetary award, honoring Dr. Larry Adams, to acknowledge undergraduate students who integrate their academic study-aboard experience into meaningful engagement upon their return with a significant project or  activity that exemplifies internationalization.
  • Candidates may be nominated by faculty/staff or may self-nominate. 
  • Deadline is April 1st at 5:00pm. Click the link above for full flyer and information on how to submit your nomination. 


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January 31 – February 1, 2019, Reverberations of Memory, Violence, and History: The Centennial of the 1919 Canales Investigation, An NEH Conference, Bob Bullock Museum Austin, Texas

Dr. Sonia Hernández (Texas A&M Univ.) & Dr. John Morán González (UT-Austin) and the Refusing to Forget team have received tremendous support from NEH and respective universities for a historic conference marking the centennial of the 1919 Canales Investigation into Texas Ranger Violence.

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. Click the link above to learn more about this opportunity.

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

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

April 24-25, 2019, 6th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute, Historic Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

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

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You can also keep up with all CRES and CRES related events by visiting our website calendar