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An Interview with Sonia Kania about her book Vicente de Zaldivar’s Service to the Crown: The Probanza de Méritos (1600)

UTA: Vicente de Zaldivar’s Services to the Crown: The Probanza de Méritos (1600) by Sonia Kania. Dr. Sonia Kania is professor of Modern Languages at the University of Texas at Arlington where she teaches courses in study of the Spanish language and linguistics. Dr. Kania is a collaborator in the Cibola Project, which is concerned with […]

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Opinion: What the 1836 Project Leaves Out in Its Version of Texas History

Texas Monthly: A popular joke in the Soviet Union went like this: “The future is certain. Only the past is unpredictable.” The quip poked fun at both the Communist party’s confidence that socialism would soon rule the world and the way that its leaders, such as Joseph Stalin, demanded frequent rewrites of history. Onetime allies of Stalin […]

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Clements Center fellow Brennan Rivas writes op ed on the history of gun violence.

Washington Post We’re not the first generation of Americans to confront a troubling and heartbreaking epidemic of gun violence. What is new today, though, is the rise of hopelessness and inaction that disempowers 21st-century Americans in ways that previous generations would neither recognize nor tolerate. The national post-mass shooting ritual of arguing about gun-control measures […]

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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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In Their Own Voices is recruiting. Apply today to become ’22-’23 Voices Fellows

In Their Own Voices is launching recruitment for the 2022-2023 cohort of Voices Fellows. Apply by April 18. Link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zfZyYANT87btp1qmbs_Ktmb49OHvSO3OZVeN_bKdGTk/edit.

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Clements Fellow Anne Hyde’s new book reviewed in New York Times

New York Times An Immersive History of Mixed-Descent Native Families In “Born of Lakes and Plains,” Anne F. Hyde draws attention to the roles that intermarriage played in the development of the American West. BORN OF LAKES AND PLAINS Mixed-Descent Peoples and the Making of the American West By Anne F. Hyde Illustrated. 442 pages. W.W. […]

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Clements fellow wins Shapiro Book Prize

The Huntington Originally Posted: January 14, 2021 The Huntington names Clements fellow Benjamin Francis-Fallon the winner of inaugural Shapiro Book Prize for outstanding first monograph in American history and culture for his book, The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History. Congratulations Ben! For more information, see https://www.huntington.org/news/inaugural-shapiro-book-prize-winner-named

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The Trump administration is right about the problem at the border. But its ‘solutions’ would just make things worse.

Washington Post Originally Posted: June 22, 2018 By: Mary E. Mendoza, assistant professor of history and Latinx studies at Penn State University and the David J. Weber Fellow for Study of Southwestern America at the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. As immigration policy again dominates the news, President Trump’s administration has […]

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Substance Over Buzz? A working paper by a group of DCII graduate fellows on interdisciplinary job ad analysis suggests some jobs aren’t truly interdisciplinary.

Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: October 27, 2015 Is true interdisciplinary work becoming more common, or is it simply a buzzword — or, perhaps worse, a trumped-up name for flexible academic labor? That’s what a group of graduate students at Southern Methodist University wanted to know, so they took what data were available to them […]

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Tower Center Fellow, Tyler Moore, Research: Over $11 Million Lost in Bitcoin Scams Since 2011

Coindesk Originally Posted: Jan 29, 2015 Scams promising bitcoin riches have netted swindlers at least $11m in the last four years, researchers have found. Some 13,000 victims handed over their money unwittingly in 42 different scams over that time period, their data suggests. However, the total amount of funds cheated from victims over this period […]