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CMAS Announces 2014 Jovita González Memorial Lectures in the Arts and Humanities

Posted: March 24, 2014

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) will host the 2014 Jovita González Memorial Lectures in the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The lectures will take place in the Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102) of the Texas Union on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. The lectures begin at 5:30 pm.

The Jovita González Memorial Lectures in the Arts and Humanities are presented by CMAS faculty affiliates who are either in their first year of service at the University or who have been recently promoted to tenure or full professor.  Jovita González (de Mireles) was a folklorist, historian, writer, and teacher from Roma, Texas, and a pioneer in collecting Mexican folklore in the Rio Grande valley.  She was one of the first Texas Mexicans to obtain a master's degree and work as a professor.

Juan José Colomina-Almiñana is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. The title of his presentation is "Problematizing Prohibitionism."

Laura G. Gutierrez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance. The title of her presentation is "Gángsters contra Charros and (Un)disciplined Bodies and Boundaries."

Julie A. Minich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. The title of her presentation is "Aztlan Unprotected: Reading Gil Cuadros in the Fourth Decade of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic."

A reception will follow the presentations.

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