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Born of Lakes and Plains, an interview with Clements fellow Anne F. Hyde

Clements Center director Andrew Graybill interviews Anne Hyde, former Clements fellow and author of Born of Lakes and Plains on New Books Network podcast. Listen: https://newbooksnetwork.com/born-of-lakes-and-plains

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Roberto José Andrade Franco for Texas Highways

Texas Highways Originally Posted: June 26, 2021 Roberto José Andrade Franco is a Clements Center Research Fellow. Joel Salcido was 6 years old the first time the craft of photography captured his attention. He was in a Juárez photography studio where his Uncle Chico worked, a serene place as dark as a cave if not […]

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Juneteenth is more popular than ever. This year’s celebrations come amid a culture war.

USA Today Originally Posted: June 14, 2021 Andrew Torget, a Clements Center fellow, is quoted in this USA Today article with mention of his award winning book  Seeds of Empire. In the wake of 2020’s racial reckoning over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, the celebration of Juneteenth spread outside the African […]

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Texas’s Best Young Accordionists Carry on a Conjunto Legacy

Texas Monthly Originally Posted: May 2021 Had this been a non-pandemic year, Christopher Ramirez and Ashly Nicole Molina would have been in Austin on a recent Saturday afternoon. As two of the four finalists for the sixteen-and-under conjunto category in the Big Squeeze—the annual competition of Texas’s best young accordion players—they would’ve played live at […]

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Erasure of freedman’s towns, Central Expressway injustice inspired book from SMU grad student

Lake Highlands Advocate Originally Posted: May 21, 2021 A Lake Highlands resident’s nonfiction book about how highway construction erased neighborhoods of color in Dallas was released today. Collin Yarbrough is a Lake Highlands High School alumnus and SMU grad student who also owns Full Circle Bakery with his mom, Judy. His book, Paved A Way, […]

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Congratulations to Clements Center fellow Uzma Quraishi

Congratulations to Clements Center fellow Uzma Quraishi for winning the Theodore Saloutos Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for the best book on immigration and ethnic studies for her volume,  Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War (New Directions in Southern Studies Series with the University […]

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Clements Center announces new fellows for AY 2021-2022!

Clements Center for Southwest Studies Originally Posted: March 12, 2021 Clements Center Research Fellowships provide senior or junior scholars with an essential element for producing successful books, and that is time. MAGGIE ELMORE Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America Ph.D., History, University of California-Berkeley, 2017 Assistant Professor of History, Sam Houston State University […]

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SMU Ph.D. Graduate wins award at TSHA!

Dedman College News Originally Posted: March 5, 2021 The Texas State Historical Association named SMU PhD Graduate Joel Zapata (now assistant professor of history at Oregon State University) winner of the Catarino and Evangelina Hernández Research Fellowship in Latino History for his project titled, “From West Texas to the World: Chicana/o Activist Print Culture and […]

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Congratulations to SMU alumnus Aaron Sanchez

Congratulations to Aaron Sanchez (SMU Ph.D. 2013) on the publication of his book _Homeland: Ethnic Mexican Belonging since 1900_ (University of Oklahoma Press, 2021). The Clements Center is proud to have supported Aaron and his research.  https://www.oupress.com/books/16122730/homeland

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Congratulations to SMU alumna Jenny Seman

Congratulations to Jenny Seman (SMU PhD, 2015) on the publication of her book, Borderlands Curanderos: The Worlds of Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo (University of Texas Press, 2021).  The Clements Center is proud to have supported Jenny and her research. https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/seman-borderlands-curanderos