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Domino R. Perez, Director BUR 552, Mailcode F9200, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 471-4557


The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) offers an extensive programming calendar of public events that enables the University and the community at-large to learn more about Mexican American culture and scholarship. Please contact Luis Guevara, CMAS Program Coordinator, at (512) 475-6769 or, for more information about our events.

Contact Alberto Gonzalez, (512) 471-4557 or, if you would like to be added to our mailing lists to receive more information about upcoming CMAS events.

Art Exhibitions - Visual art exhibits that are centered on Mexican American and Latina/o culture.

Conferences and Symposia – Frequently scheduled academic events, usually organized with another campus units, such as the Abriendo Brecha Activist Scholarship conference, the Teresa Lozano Long Conference, the Project MALES Symposium, or the Feminist Action Project conference.

CMAS Community Plática Series - Lectures and workshops given by community-based organizations in Austin or the Central Texas region.

CMAS Faculty Research Plática Series - Lectures given by CMAS faculty affiliates based on research undertaken during a CMAS Faculty Research Fellowship.

CMAS Plática Series - Lectures given by invited guests and visiting scholars.

CMAS PláticArte Series - Lectures given by performance and visual artists, writers and musicians.

CMAS Portfolio Plática Series - Lectures given by students participating in the Graduate Portfolio Program in Mexican American Studies.

CMAS Graduation – An annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of participating student graduates and allows them to recognize their family and friends. The event includes a graduation ceremony and reception.

Américo Paredes Distinguished Lecture  - An annual presentation given by an eminent professional or scholar in Mexican American Studies.

George I. Sánchez Memorial Lecture in the Social Sciences and Education - An annual presentation given by a new or recently promoted faculty affiliate of CMAS in the social sciences and education.

Jovita González Memorial Lecture in the Arts and Humanities - An annual presentation given by a new or recently promoted faculty affiliate of CMAS in the arts and humanities.

Visit our Calendar for a schedule of upcoming events.

Seeking a Co-sponsorship from CMAS

If your group or organization would like to seek a co-sponsorship from CMAS, please e-mail Luis Guevara, CMAS Program Coordinator, at, with the following information: 1) a description of the proposed event and the support being requested by CMAS; 2) a preliminary budget for the event; and 3) a copy of the CMAS Programming Sponsorship Form.  CMAS places a high priority on co-sponsoring events that include an educational component such as a public lecture or presentation.

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