UTEP Borderlands History Conference, Nov. 6-7, 2015

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 6, 2015
Location: 
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Chicana/o History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Mexican History / Studies, U.S. - Mexico Borderlands, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies

2015 UTEP Borderlands History Conference

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2015

The El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, University of Texas at El Paso

6:00 – 7:00 pm Keynote Address: "Caged Birds: Immigration and the Rise of Mexican Incarceration in the United States" Kelly Lytle Hernandez, UCLA

7:00 – 9:00 pm Reception

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University

 

8:00-10:00am                         Panel 1: Borders, Bodies and the State

 “Borders, Bodies and Babies: the State and Precarious Reproduction in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1922-1942,” Heather Sinclair, University of Texas at El Paso

“Illegal Methods: Abortion and the State on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” Lina Murillo, University of Texas at El Paso

“Babies, Bodies, and Borderlands: Parteras, Religion, and the State in New Mexico, 1848-1940,” Rebecca Tatum, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

Space Outside States?: Borderlands, Statelessness, and Refugee Migrations, Julian Lim, Arizona State University

Commentator: Monica Perales, University of Houston

 

10:10am-12:10pm                  Panel 2: State-Building in the Borderlands

“El establecimiento de la línea de presidios en el intento de definición y afirmación del Estado español en la frontera septentrional,” Alonso Domínguez Rascón, El Colegio de San Luis, A.C.

“The Union of Coahuila and Texas: A Forced Marriage and an Ugly Divorce” Jesus De la Teja, Texas State University

“Geographies of Difference: Nation, Empire and State-Brokering in Late Porfirian Chihuahua,” Jonathan Hill, City University of New York: Graduate Center

Commentator: Mario T. Garcia, University of California, Santa Barbara

12:15-1:15pm  Lunch

1:20-3:20pm                           Panel 3: Movement, Migration, and the State

“‘Many of our countrymen who have been driven or escaped from the hands of their tormentors…have lately found their way to this City’: The Problem of Refugees in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands,” Evan Rothera, Pennsylvania State University

“Los indios de la frontera mexicoamericana en la agenda diplomática de México y Estados Unidos, 1876 – 1878,” Viridiana Hernández Fernández

“Ernesto Galarza and Woodrow Moore: Visiones Criticas Sobre El Estado en la Coyuntura del Programa Bracero,” Diana Irina Córdoba Ramírez, El Colegio de México

“Ciudad Juárez ante la deportación de mexicanos en El Paso, Texas, 1931. Conflicto local impulsado por políticas nacionales,” Fernando Saúl Alanís Enciso, El Colegio de San Luis, A.C.

Commentator: Yolanda Leyva, University of Texas at El Paso

 

3:30-5:30pm                           Panel 4: Challenging the State

 “Sociedad sin Estado y Estado sin sociedad: cultura mexicana y bifurcación de las lealtades políticas en los dos Laredos 1848-1898,” Manuel Ceballos Ramírez

“Nuevas aproximaciones al estudio de la zona libre: el caso de los vinicultores en Baja California y las negociaciones con el gobierno federal mexicano (1940-1945),” Diana Lizbeth Méndez Medina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

"A Dreary Lot of Parasites": A Comparative Look at Drug Smuggling, Border Enforcement, and Prohibition Rhetoric along the US-Canada and US-Mexico Borders,” Holly Karibo, Tarleton State University

Commentator: Josiah Heyman, University of Texas at El Paso

 

5:30-6:00pm               Response: Ignacio Martinez, University of Texas at El Paso

7:00-9:00 pm Dinner: Café Mayapan

Sunday, November 8, 2015

South El Paso/Border Tour

Contact Info: 

Heather Sinclair, Doctoral Candidate/Conference Coordinator, Department of History, University of Texas at El Paso