CSSW News and Events

Fall 2022 News and Events

The World Cup. The Liberal Arts. A Forum.
Wednesday, November 23, 2002 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Comal 100

World Cup ForumEven after December 18, the World Cup will be everywhere, on almost every screen, phone and radio. People will be talking. People will be playing. Many will be disappointed. A lucky few will not.

Managed by one of the most profitable non-profits around, FIFA hosts a recreational spectacle that links deeply skilled and relatively young workers, multi-million dollar investments, nationalist fan bases, hidden in plain sight exploitation, and a game prone to upsets, humiliations and 0-0 ties. El Jogo Bonito is something worth talking about, thinking about and sharing.  Come talk football/futbol with us.


CSSW Spotlight
Auto-Retrato workshop

This one-week workshop hosted local youth ages 12-19 in a bilingual creative writing workshop, Auto-Retrato. This program immersed students in what it means to be a minority artist through poetry and painting. At the end of the course, students completed a zine which can be found at local libraries with free copies offered at the Center for the Study of the Southwest.

The Auto-Retrato workshop was created by poets Juania Sueños and Claudia Cardona.  Artist Andrea Muñoz Martinez led attendees in the painting portion of the workshop.

This program was sponsored by The Burdine Johnson Foundation, Infrarrealista Review, and the Center for the Study of the Southwest.


Making the Suburbs Brown: A History
Jerry González
Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 12:30 pm | Online via Zoom

Jerry Gonazlez, 2022By the mid 1960s, the largest plurality of Americans grew up in or moved to the suburbs. Few people have considered the experience of Mexicans and other Latinxs in this quintessentially American situation.  Urban Studies historian Jerry González will center Latinos in his discussion of the ways colonias became subdivisions, farms split-levels, and renters homeowners while some people moved across national and regional boundaries to take up place in ‘Suburbia’ with its attendant inequalities.


Road Kill: Texas Horror By Texas Writers, Vol. 7
A Book Reading and Panel Discussion
Moderated by William Jensen
Thursday, October 6 2022 | 2:00 pm | Brazos Hall

Venture out for readings and discussion about regional fears, superstitions, and the dread in the Lone Star State.

Texas Road Kill Book CoverFeaturing Readings By:

  • Jacklyn Baker
  • Carmen Gray
  • John Kojak
  • Nathan Machart
  • Cedrick May
  • Patrick Torres

Native Bound-Unbound:
Native Enslavement and the Digital Humanities

Estevan Rael-Gálvez
Monday, October 17, 2022
11:00 am - Online via Zoom and in Brazos Hall | 6:30 pm - Online via Zoom an in TMH 101

Estevan Rael-Gálvez , 2022The story of enslavement in North America has followed in the wake of expansion, enslavement and community resistance and transformation. Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez will discuss the ways the digital universe can help build and raise awareness of the intimate and cross-regional scale of indigenous enslavement.


The Most Important Desegregation Case You Never Heard Of
Gonzolo Guzmán
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
12:30 pm | Brazos Hall and Online via Zoom

Gonzolo Guzman, 2022In 1914 the Mexican American community of Alamosa, Colorado, challenged and beat a school desegregation project. Dr. Gonzalo Guzmán will place Maestas v. Shone (1914) in the narrative of Latinx settlement, racial segregation and desegregation in the Intermountain West, arguing that public schools became central to marking Latinx communities as racially non-White wherever they settled.