Testimonio: Mind-Body-Spirit Pedagogy

Xicana Liv­ing Ped­a­go­gies Grad­u­ate Inter­est Group Presents: 
Dr. Judith Flo­res Car­mona
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor New Mex­ico State University
Tes­ti­mo­nio: Mind-Body-Spirit Pedagogy
Fri­day Novem­ber 2nd, 2012
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions 126
Dr. Judith Flo­res Car­mona is an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor in the Hon­ors Col­lege and in the Depart­ment of Cur­ricu­lum and Instruc­tion at New Mex­ico State Uni­ver­sity. Her research inter­ests include Chicana/Latina fem­i­nist the­ory, crit­i­cal race fem­i­nism, oral his­tory, social jus­tice edu­ca­tion, and tes­ti­mo­nio method­ol­ogy and ped­a­gogy. She is one of the edi­tors of the Equity and Excel­lence in Edu­ca­tion Spe­cial Issue, “Chicana/Latina Tes­ti­mo­nios: Method­olo­gies, Ped­a­go­gies, and Polit­i­cal Urgency.”

She is also work­ing on two books:
Bur­ci­aga, R., Flo­res Car­mona, J., Del­gado Bernal, D., & Yosso, T. (under con­tract). Edu­cación In Nepantla: Liv­ing and Learn­ing in Latina/o Bor­der­lands. Routledge.

Flo­res Car­mona, J. & Luschen, K. (Eds.) (under con­tract) Crit­i­cal (Hi)Stories: Craft­ing Ped­a­go­gies of Col­lab­o­ra­tion, Inclu­sion, Re(presentation) and Voice. Peter Lang.

Spon­sored by: Xicana Liv­ing Ped­a­go­gies: Resis­tance, Tes­ti­mo­nios and Trans­for­ma­tion, M.E.Ch.A de UW and UW Women of Color Collective


In the Country of Empty Crosses: The Story of a Hispano Protestant Family in Catholic New Mexico

Thurs­day, Novem­ber 1, 2012
Room 202, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Build­ing, UW Seat­tle
3:30pm-5:00 pm

Arturo Madrid has writ­ten a sen­si­tive story about the early his­tory of New Mex­ico, and brought it to life by shar­ing with read­ers his family’s expe­ri­ences. The book is a beau­ti­fully writ­ten nar­ra­tive that focuses, from a per­sonal per­spec­tive, on sev­eral inter­lac­ing themes. Madrid blends together the dif­fer­ent themes and sto­ries in his nar­ra­tive to weave a remark­ably appeal­ing tapes­try. His first per­son style per­son­al­izes the geneal­ogy and his­tory of his fam­ily. But in that process he sur­faces inter­nal and exter­nal forces that uncover the chal­lenges his ances­tors endured. When New Mex­ico was con­quered by the US, the eco­nomic, polit­i­cal and soci­etal struc­tures changed dra­mat­i­cally. This alone was a major chal­lenge for New Mex­ico His­panos who had lived there since before major Eng­lish set­tle­ments along the Atlantic Seaboard. How­ever, add to this the deci­sion by his fam­ily to con­vert from Catholi­cism to Protes­tants. Instantly, the Madrids were con­sid­ered heretics by the Catholic Church, and “the oth­ers” by Anglo protes­tants. The pho­tographs included, all in black and white, lend the appeal of work done by Ansel Adams and paint­ings by Geor­gia O’Keeffe. They blend together to strengthen the nar­ra­tive and pro­vide the reader with a feel­ing of place and time. The use of Span­ish, espe­cially that spo­ken in New Mex­ico, adds immea­sur­ably to the book. The old Span­ish words and idioms lend a unique and descrip­tive account of emo­tions, rela­tion­ships and envi­ron­ment. Madrid is a mas­ter story teller, and a gifted writer.” –Roberto Haro

Arturo Madrid is the T. Frank and Norine R. Murchi­son Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor of the Human­i­ties and Chair od the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, Mex­ico, the Amer­i­cas and Spain Pro­gram at Trin­ity Uni­ver­sity in San Anto­nio. The descen­dent of a Spanish-Mexican fam­ily that set­tled in New Mex­ico at the end of the 17th cen­tury, Madrid has long been involved in the legal, edu­ca­tional, and cul­tural affairs of Lati­nos. In 1984 he founded the Tom s Rivera Cen­ter, the nation s first insti­tute for pol­icy stud­ies on Latino issues. He also served as national direc­tor of the Ford Foun­da­tion s Grad­u­ate Fel­low­ship Pro­gram for Mex­i­can Amer­i­cans, Native Amer­i­cans, and Puerto Ricans. Madrid also served as direc­tor of the Fund for the Improve­ment of Post-Secondary Edu­ca­tion and was a mem­ber of the U.S. Com­mis­sion on the Future of Higher Edu­ca­tion. He s also a fel­low of the Coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions, the nation s pre­mier for­eign pol­icy asso­ci­a­tion. He pre­vi­ously was the recip­i­ent of the National Endow­ment of the Human­i­ties Charles Frankel Prize and many other awards.

Event spon­sored by UW Amer­i­can Eth­nic Stud­ies; the Simp­son Cen­ter for the Human­i­ties, and the Uni­ver­sity Book Store.

For more infor­ma­tion, call 206–543-5401 or email aes@uw.edu

UW Program on Values in Society: “Philosophy of Immigration”

Fri­day, Novem­ber 2
Sav­ery 408

The Pro­gram on Val­ues in Soci­ety and the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Phi­los­o­phy warmly invite you to par­tic­i­pate in a one-day round­table dis­cus­sion of the polit­i­cal phi­los­o­phy of immi­gra­tion on Fri­day, Novem­ber 2nd, from 9.30–4.30 in Sav­ery 408.

The event will fea­ture pre­sen­ta­tions of philo­soph­i­cal works-in-progress on a num­ber of nor­ma­tive issues sur­round­ing doc­u­mented and undoc­u­mented migra­tion. Top­ics include the legit­i­macy (or ille­git­i­macy) of national bor­ders, eth­nic selec­tion in lib­eral democ­ra­cies, and jus­tice for undoc­u­mented migrants. Pre­sen­ta­tions will be kept brief in order to allow for ample dis­cus­sion time.

Paper titles and other details can be accessed here: http://www.phil.washington.edu/POV/WorkshoponPhilosophyofImmigration.htm

Feel free to attend any and all of the talks that fit your sched­ule. Light refresh­ments will be served and a recep­tion will fol­low in Sav­ery Hall. We look for­ward to see­ing you there!

Howard: “Gender, Race and Activism in the Academy: Does the Tenure Process Discipline Difference?”

Fri­day, Octo­ber 26, 2012
3:30 to 4:30 pm
Smith 304

How can we present polit­i­cally– or publicly-engaged research in job
inter­views and in our writ­ing so that our work will be val­ued and respected?
Is polit­i­cally engaged research gen­dered and/or raced in the acad­emy? Is the
tenure eval­u­a­tion process being reworked to be more inclu­sive? Please join
us for a con­ver­sa­tion about these issues with Judy Howard.

Pro­fes­sor Howard’s research focuses on social psy­chol­ogy; the soci­ol­ogy of gen­der;
inter­sec­tions of race, class, gen­der and sex­u­al­ity; and ped­a­gogy. She is
Divi­sional Dean of the Col­lege of Arts and Sci­ences and for­mer chair of the
Depart­ment of Gen­der, Women and Sex­u­al­ity Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of

Sup­port­ing Women in Geog­ra­phy (SWIG) at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton is an
infor­mal pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment and mutual sup­port net­work open to both
women and men coor­di­nated by grad­u­ate stu­dents and fac­ulty in the Geog­ra­phy
Depart­ment. To find out more about SWIG, join our group, or to be noti­fied
of upcom­ing SWIG events, con­tact Sara Gilbert at saragilb@uw.edu.

Piot: “Migration Stories: The US Visa Lottery and Global Citizenship”

Mon­day, Octo­ber 29
3:30 pm
Denny 401

Dr. Charles Piot, (Duke Uni­ver­sity), dis­cusses his research on Togolese who apply for the US Diver­sity Visa lot­tery. More Togolese per capita apply for the Green Card lot­tery than those from any other African coun­try, with win­ners attempt­ing to game the sys­tem by adding “spouses” and depen­dents to their dossiers. The US con­sulate in Lomé knows this gam­ing is going on and con­structs ever-more elab­o­rate tests to attempt to deci­pher the authen­tic­ity of win­ners’ mar­riages and job pro­files – and of their moral worth as cit­i­zens – tests that imme­di­ately cir­cu­late to those on the street. This paper explores the cat-and-mouse game between street and embassy, sit­u­at­ing it within the post-Cold War con­junc­ture – of ongo­ing cri­sis, of an evis­cer­ated though-still-dictatorial state, of social death and the empti­ness of cit­i­zen­ship under such con­di­tions, of a sprawl­ing transna­tional dias­pora and the desires and long­ings it cre­ates, of infor­ma­tion­al­ism and its new tech­nolo­gies, of sur­veil­lance regimes and their tra­vails. Piot sug­gest that the DV lot­tery con­sti­tutes a gen­er­a­tive fan­tasy about exile and cit­i­zen­ship and global mem­ber­ship today.

Charles Piot is the Creed C. Black Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Cul­tural Anthro­pol­ogy and African and African Amer­i­can Stud­ies at Duke University.

Wadewitz: “The Nature of Borders: Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea”

Lissa K. Wade­witz, Lin­field Col­lege
Tues­day, Octo­ber 23, 2012
4:00 pm
Petersen Room, Allen Library, Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
Free and open to the pub­lic.
Recep­tion to fol­low.
Lissa K. Wade­witz will present a lec­ture based upon her recently pub­lished book, The Nature of Bor­ders: Salmon, Bound­aries, and Ban­dits on the Sal­ish Sea (Seat­tle: Cen­ter for the Study of the Pacific North­west, in asso­ci­a­tion with Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Press, 2012). Richard White (Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity) describes it as “the first book any­one inter­ested in Pacific Salmon should read,” and Joseph E. Tay­lor III con­sid­ers it “an excel­lent and timely exam­i­na­tion of how humans have orga­nized eco­log­i­cal and social space across time.”

Wade­witz is an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of his­tory and envi­ron­men­tal stud­ies at Lin­field Col­lege, in McMin­nville, Ore­gon. Her book and lec­ture are the lat­est in the Emil and Kath­leen Sick Series in West­ern His­tory and Biography.

Spon­sored by the Cen­ter for the Study of the Pacific North­west, Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Press, and Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Libraries.

Schmidt Camacho: “Migrant Personhood and the Definition of Sovereign Power in North America”

Thurs­day, Octo­ber 25, 2012
4 pm
Comm 120

Ali­cia Schmidt Cama­cho (Yale Uni­ver­sity) exam­ines the migrant cir­cuit link­ing Cen­tral Amer­ica, Mex­ico, and the United States as an inte­grated whole. By tak­ing a migrant-centered approach to the com­plex issues of state secu­rity, polit­i­cal sov­er­eignty, and immi­gra­tion reg­u­la­tion, she argues that the crim­i­nal­iza­tion of unau­tho­rized migrants has been cen­tral to a North Amer­i­can project of gov­er­nance that is pro­foundly anti-democratic in nature. Migrant move­ments seek to pro­tect basic human and labor rights by voic­ing alter­na­tive frame­works for defin­ing belong­ing and citizenship.


Association for Border Studies CFP: December 1, 2012

The Asso­ci­a­tion for Bor­der­lands Stud­ies invites pro­pos­als for indi­vid­ual papers and com­plete pan­els related to the study of bor­ders. The orga­niz­ing theme for the 2013 annual con­fer­ence is BORDERS, TRANSNATIONALISM AND GLOBALIZATION: Con­tra­dic­tions, Chal­lenges and Res­o­lu­tions. This theme encom­passes a wide range of top­ics and approaches, and it focuses on the con­tin­u­ing the­o­ret­i­cal chal­lenges of defin­ing what bor­ders are and how they work. Are bor­ders actu­ally chang­ing in the 21st cen­tury? Are we resolv­ing the basic ques­tions of how bor­ders both stop and allow, define and per­mit, open and close, sep­a­rate and join? What we do know is that bor­der­lands func­tion as lab­o­ra­to­ries to under­stand changes due to glob­al­iza­tion and transna­tion­al­ism, and they allow us to cap­ture and ana­lyze these com­plex processes.