This Is Us: Como Nos Ven, Como Nos Vemos
Texas State University, San Marcos - March 1-3, 2012
Chicanas and Chicanos are a highly diverse people. Today many of our scholars are engaged in wide-ranging research across disciplinary fields continuously adding to our collective knowledge of who we are. Our artists, workers, professionals, policymakers, grassroots and religious leaders, and others within our communities are doing important work in constructing our diverse cultural realities. Our scholarship and rich community experiences continue to reflect us as a people with many intercultural and transnational complexities. Across Tejas alone, many differences exist, yet more numerous are the commonalities binding us together. As peoples native to this land with a long history of struggle for justice and equality in society, our understanding of how we see ourselves and how others see us has grown and matured.
The 2012 NACCS Tejas Regional Conference Committee therefore invites proposals for papers, panels, exhibits, performances, and other creative means for addressing the many ways we see ourselves as well as how others see us—in the past, present, and our rapidly changing future. We invite Chican@ perspectives on the varied situations where we find ourselves located socially, culturally, educationally, historically, politically—rhetorically. We invite perspectives which best seek to illustrate the conference theme “This Is Us.”
While the primary theme for the conference centers on analyzing and reflecting on Chicana and Chicano perceptions of ourselves, additional topics related to the Chicana/o, Latina/o, or Mexican American experience are also highly welcomed.
We hereby invite you to Texas State University, San Marcos where we can all share our knowledge. Ultimately, it is we who determine who we are, como nos vemos. In myriad ways we are our community's storytellers, teachers, organizers, writers, leaders, and students young and old. With great hope for the future, we seek your voice and participation in elucidating scholarly and rhetorical strategies for gaining a wider, deeper, and richer understanding of all raza in Tejas.
Due Date: Please e-mail 250-word proposals by December 18, 2011 to Dr. Jaime Armin Mejía at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome questions, comments, and suggestions regarding the conference.
2011 Regional Conference
"De Diosa a Hembra to Chicana: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Chicana Activism."
South Texas College, McAllen, Tejas
Pasado, Presente, y Futuro: Forty Years of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
The year 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the formal establishment of Mexican American Studies in the academy in <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas. Since the early 1970s, many approaches have been developed and employed in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies, some focusing on political economy, others on cultural studies, some focusing on the specificity of the Tejano experience, others focusing on how Texas fits into the larger experience of Mexican Americans in the United States and linkages to Mexico and Latin America. Chicana and Chicano Studies in <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas has drawn from many intellectual approaches and fields, and struggled to expand the definition of the academy, activism, and intellectual life.
The goal of the 2010 NACCS-Tejas Foco Regional Conference is to examine questions around a "<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Texas <st1:placetype w:st="on">School" of Chicana and Chicano Studies. We invite scholars of Chicana and Chicano Studies, members of NACCS, and the general public to submit proposals for papers, panels, or performances that engage the question of whether there is (or is not) a Texas-based approach to Chicana and Chicano Studies. Submissions may look at the past, present, and future of Chicana and Chicano Studies in <st1:state w:st="on">Texas to outline such a "<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Texas <st1:placetype w:st="on">School" of thought or may call into question the very idea of such a proposition. The conference will also consider whether there is more than one school of thought within <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas.
Proposals for papers, panels, or performances should include a 250-word abstract (maximum length) and must include full contact information. Paper proposals can come from individuals or co-authors. Panel proposals must list all participants who have agreed to serve on the panel. Performance proposals must provide technical requirements. The deadline for submissions is January 8, 2010.
All proposals must be submitted by e-mail attachment to Luis Guevara at email@example.com.
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will be site for the Tejas Foco Regional Conference, which will take place February 26 – 28, 2009. With a community-academy partnership, this conference promises to examine a multisided view of the issues affecting our community, as we look at the state and status of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas.
We call on all academics and interested individuals to submit presentations, performances, or exhibits for consideration.
This year’s regional conference will be an exciting and dynamic congregation of the alliances among our common interests.
Call for Papers, Presentations and Exhibits
Submissions of papers, panels, workshops, and roundtable presentations that examine the past, current status, and future of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Tejas are requested. Focus may be on the (1) historical legacy and interdisciplinary trajectory of our discipline; (2) a critical examination and reflection of our interactions and relationships between Chicana and Chicano Studies and other Ethnic Studies programs, including, but not limited to, Latina and Latino Studies, African American Studies, and Native American Studies; and (3) given the organizational design in which our discipline has evolved, with its CMAS structure, and the affiliate approach to imparting disciplinary knowledge, we also encourage discussions about the ways in which our respective units are organized. All papers that engage the interdisciplinary topics of Chicana and Chicano Studies are welcome.
Please submit your proposals no later than January 5, 2008, to Marie.Miranda@utsa.edu or Josephine.MendezNegrete@utsa.edu. Acceptance notices will be sent via email by January 15, 2009. Questions should be sent to Marie “Keta” Miranda or Josephine Méndez-Negrete at the aforementioned emails.
Mi Educación es la Causa: Chicana and Chicano Pedagogy in the 21st Century
NACCS-Tejas Regional Conference
The 2008 NACCS Tejas foco regional conference steering committee is excited to announce that both Ms. Martha Cotera and Dr. Rodolfo Acuña have agreed to serve as keynote speakers. Both scholars will be discussing the past, present, and future of Chicana/o pedagogy. Please join us in welcoming both scholars to our conference.
<st1:date w:st="on" year="2008" day="14" month="1">Program for the regional conference is now available.
Send questions to Victor Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org