Spring 2014 Speaker Series

Book coverThe Red and The White, A Family Saga of the American West

Dr. Andrew Graybill, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 pm


Protecting At-Risk Journalists: The International Human Rights System and It’s Partial Responses to the Murder of Mexican Journalists

Dr. Patrick Timmons, Freelance Reporter, Human Rights Investigator, Mexico CityTimmons photo

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4:00 pm


Reporting at Southern Borders. Journalism and Public Debates on Immigration in the U.S. and the E.U.Book cover

Dr. Giovanna Dell’Orto, University of Minnesota

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 4:00 pm


“Eva/Ave: Women in the Works of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and Guaman Poma de Ayala”

Dr. Sara V. Guengerich, Texas Tech University

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:00 pm


Procesos de agencia en mujeres de sectores populares de Ciudad Juárez, México- Canceled

Dra. Elsa Patricia Hernández, Profesora-Investigadora, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, México

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 5:00 pm, talk will be held in Spanish


Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (City Lights Open Media)Todd Miller book cover

Todd Miller, Author and Reporter, Tucson, AZ

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 4:15 pm

for more information about Todd, his book and planned tours, please see



“Latina/o Student Policy Advocacy and the History of George I Sanchez”photo Rodriguez

Dr. Cristóbal Rodríguez, College of Education, NMSU

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4:30 pm


Recepción de la literatura de la diáspora dominico-americana en la República Dominicana: Julia Álvarez y Junot Díazfoto para rene rodriguez

Prof. Basilio Belliard, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:00 pm, talk will be held in Spanish with Spanish/English translator


Bodies and Borderlands: Mexican and Chinese in the Los Angeles Riot of 1871photo Quintana

Dr. Isabela Seong Leong Quintana, NMSU

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:00 pm


Additional Talks:

Team taught course introduces students to the tropical forests of Costa Ricaimage

Dr. Bill Gould, Applied Statistics Program, NMSU, Department of Economics and International Business

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:30 pm


Arenas Blancas Issue 13

Friday, April 25, 2014,  5:00 pm, Nason House

 The event will be in Spanish

If you are interested in literature, enjoy poetry, and short stories help you dream, then this event is perfect for you. Since 2004 the different NMSU students from the Spanish Graduate program (MA) compile texts of different calibers (both authorship and stylistic) within a literary magazine that has been published every semester. Arenas Blancas <<White Sands>> is a magazine tailored for literature lovers. Throughout the years the magazine has been evolving by all the student waves that belonged to different Editorial Bodies. Arenas Blancas Issue 13 presentation will be held at 5:00 PM, April the 25th at The Nason house, NMSU.


Making it a Priority to Publish in Spanish: NMSU Faculty tell their storiesbook cover Eberbook cover Inigo

April 30, 2014, 4:30-5:30 pm, Nason House


Iñigo Garcia-Bryce, Associate Professor, History, NMSU

Camilo Pérez Bustillo, visiting Professor, Governement, NMSU,  the Human Rights Program at the Universidad Autonoma de la Ciudad de Juarez

Mayra Valtierrez, College Associate Professor, Languages and Linguistics, NMSU

Christine Eber, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, NMSU


Un grito de socorro desde Juarezun-grito-de-socorro-desde-juarez

by Arsene van Nierop (translated into Spanish by Ingrid Therese de Vries)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:00-6:00 pm


On The Move: “Military Citizenry, Indigenous Spaces and the De La O Sisters in Nueva Viscaya and Nuevo Mexico”

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Sonja Sonnenburg, Office of the State Historian New Mexico Historical Society

Friday, May 16, 2014, 2:30-3:30 pm

You can see the video of her talk here http://vimeo.com/96247458


Priests: “Records kept by Fr. Morin and Fr. Grange at St. Albino’s in Mesilla, NM 1872-1926”

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Claude Fouillade, Office of the State Historian New Mexico Historical Society

Friday, May 16, 2014, 4:00-5:00 pm