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.