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Summer Institute for Educators 2012, "Teaching the Borderlands," was held on May 30-June 1, 2012, at the University of Arizona. The event included presentations by UA faculty and researchers, field trips, tours of campus archives, and curriculum development and lesson writing.

Summer Institute for Educators 2012: Teaching the Borderlands University of Arizona

    • Social Sciences

Summer Institute for Educators 2012, "Teaching the Borderlands," was held on May 30-June 1, 2012, at the University of Arizona. The event included presentations by UA faculty and researchers, field trips, tours of campus archives, and curriculum development and lesson writing.

    Border Dynamics: The U.S.-Mexico Frontera in the 21st Century

    Border Dynamics: The U.S.-Mexico Frontera in the 21st Century

    Javier D. Durán, Associate Professor of Spanish and Border Studies, is a specialist in cultural and literary studies along the U.S.-Mexico border. He is a native of the Arizona-Sonora desert region. Dr. Durán, a three time UA alumnus, received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures from Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona, an M.A. in Latin American Studies, and a B.S. in Plant Sciences also from the U of Arizona.

    Dr. Durán’s areas of teaching and research include U.S.-Mexican border studies, Latin American women writers, Mexican literature and culture, and Chicana/Chicano-Latina/Latino narrative. He has received several research grants from state and federal agencies to conduct research and implement institutional programs during his career. He is the author of the book José Revueltas. Una poética de la disidencia, published by the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico, five co-edited books on Cultural Studies, and numerous articles on literary and cultural themes. He has been editorial collaborator and reviewer for journals such as PMLA, Chasqui, Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, South Eastern Latin Americanist, and La Palabra y el Hombre.

    His talk was given on June 1, 2012 at the Center for Latin American Studies Summer Institute for Educators: Teaching the Borderlands.

    • 58 min
    Powerpoint Border Dynamics: The U.S.-Mexico Frontera in the 21st Century

    Powerpoint Border Dynamics: The U.S.-Mexico Frontera in the 21st Century

    PDF of Javier Duran's Powerpoint presentation.

    The U.S.-Mexico Border: A Brief Version of a Long History

    The U.S.-Mexico Border: A Brief Version of a Long History

    J.C. Mutchler is an associate research historian and associate research professor with the Southwest Center. His Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies are from Yale and he holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of New Mexico. In addition to being in the inaugural class of both the Flinn Foundation’s Civic Leadership Academy and the UA’s Academic Leadership Academy, J.C. sits on the UA President’s Cabinet and Faculty Senate Executive Committee, chairs the UA’s Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee, and is secretary of the UA Faculty. J.C.’s research focuses on ranching history, land use and cowboy culture and he has lectured in venues ranging from the Smithsonian Museum to the Autry Center for the West. He and his wife, Lissa Howe, make award-winning goat cheese on their ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    His talk was given on June 1, 2012 at the Center for Latin American Studies Summer Institute for Educators: Teaching the Borderlands.

    • 54 min
    Q & A The U.S.-Mexico Border: A Brief Version of a Long History

    Q & A The U.S.-Mexico Border: A Brief Version of a Long History

    Q & A to Dr. Mutchler's talk.

    • 10 min
    Powerpoint The U.S.-Mexico Border: A Brief Version of a Long History

    Powerpoint The U.S.-Mexico Border: A Brief Version of a Long History

    PDF of J. C. Mutchler's Powerpoint presentation.

    The Evolution of Archetypes and Identity in the Corridos of the Borderlands

    The Evolution of Archetypes and Identity in the Corridos of the Borderlands

    Dr. Durán-Cerda was born and raised into a bilingual, multicultural family of dedicated educators: she is Chilean (father), Mexican-American (mother) and American by birth. Her number one priority is her students and that they not only learn the Spanish language but also gain an appreciation for individuals of different cultures, races and ethnicities. Besides being bilingual, Dolores speaks fluent French and has studied German and Russian. She has also traveled to Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. Dolores received her B.A. in Spanish, French and Secondary Education from the University of Iowa, her M.A. in Spanish-American Literature from The University of Arizona, and recently completed her dissertation on Chilean poetry for the University of Arizona. Her areas of specialization are 19th and 20th Century Latin American Literature, 19th and 20th Century Peninsular Literature, Mexican and Chicano Literature.

    • 53 min

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