Texas Tech University

Hispanic/Latinx Research and Creativity Symposium

March 30, 2022 (Hybrid Modality)

The Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic & International Communication and Institute for Latina/o Studies are pleased to announce the 7th Texas Tech University Hispanic/Latinx Research and Creativity Symposium to be held Wednesday March 30, 2022. The event will be held in-person and virtually (subject to change). The symposium will feature research and creative work connected to Hispanic/Latinx topics by TTU faculty, staff, and students—graduate and undergraduate—working in any discipline. The symposium's continuing goal is to feature the work of Texas Tech scholars and artists as we continue to build strength as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The symposium will feature a keynote address by Regina Montoya, JD.

Schedule:

9:00-10:30 a.m. – Concurrent Workshop & Panel I (CoMC 156 and 266)

Workshop I  in CoMC 156 (Zoom Meeting ID: 930 5174 6379, Lucinda Holt moderator). Click here to watch the video.

  • Leslie Sotomayor,  Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal, Alexis Ortiz & Esther Medina DeLeon – “Café con Leche Plática: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in the Latinx Community”. 

Culture, Health & Media  in CoMC 266 (Zoom Meeting ID: 281 558 5156, Kent Wilkinson moderator). Click here to watch the video.

  • Michael de Leon, Arlene Garcia, Fernando Valle & Marcelo Schmidt – “Developing a Culturally Competent and Inclusive Medical Education Course”
  • Javier Morales – “Communicating about the risk of breathing dust storm particles”
  • Kenton T. Wilkinson, Idoia Elola & Gabriel Domínguez Partida – “Media, Linguistics and Translanguaging on the South Plains of Texas”

10:30-11:00 – Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Concurrent Presentation & Panel II (CoMC 268 and 269) 

Communicating Science and Research Perspectives in CoMC 269 (Zoom Meeting ID: 930 5174 6379, Lucinda Holt moderator). Click here to watch the video.

  • Rodolfo Hernández Pérez & Jen Henderson– “Epistemic diversity: RED Lab as an experiment”
  • Howard Rodriguez-Mori – “Hispanics/Latinx in veterinary science research: Thematic, and content analysis of research output indexed in Scopus, 2000-2022” 

12:00-1:30 p.m.Keynote Address by Regina Montoya with Q&A - "Taking Center Stage: The Opportunity, Responsibility and Necessity for Latinos to Create Our Own Story" in CoMC 156. Box lunches provided. (Zoom Meeting ID: 281 558 5156). Click here to watch the video.

1:30-1:45 - Break

1:45-3:15 p.m. - Concurrent Panels III (CoMC 156 and 050)

Political, Corporal and Epistemological Perspectives  in CoMC 156 (Zoom Meeting ID: 930 5174 6379, Lucinda Holt moderator). Click here to watch the video.

  • Andrew Gibb - "'in no wise marked by suavity or finesse': Diego de Vargas and the Performance of Seventeenth-Century New Mexico Politics”
  • Marcus Guilherme Valadares – “Bodies on the edge of survival: naked life, precarious work and necropolitics in Sun Mad and Wrath of grapes” 
  • Lucy Arellano and Jade Silva Tovar – “Unapologetically Chingona: Pushing Epistemological Boundaries through a Third Liminal Space”

Graduate Student Panel in CoMC 050 (Zoom Meeting ID: 281 558 5156, Kent Wilkinson moderator)

  • Evangeline Jimenez - “DanzaTheologies: Performance Aesthetics & Spirituality in Mexican American and Indigenous Communities”
  • Melissa Kimball - “"Re-Imagining and Re-Claiming 'La Malinche' through the artwork La Malinche (1991) by Chicana artist Santa Barraza"
  • Fabiola Carrion – “Fujimori's censorship in Peru: The case of Melissa Alfaro”

3:15-3:30 p.m. - Break

3:30-4:15 p.m. - Workshop II in CoMC 156 (Zoom Meeting ID: 281 558 5156, Kent Wilkinson moderator). Click here to watch the video.

  • Rodolfo Hernández Pérez & Marcela Ortiz Cardona – “Let's Talk about the DIM words: A Social Communication of Science Workshop”

 

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Kent Wilkinson, Professor & Director, Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication.

Prof. Lucinda Holt, Assistant Director for External Engagement, Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication.

Javier Morales Riech, M.A. Program.

Contact info:

Kent Wilkinson, Ph.D.,
Professor & Director,
Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication
kent.wilkinson@ttu.edu 

Javier Morales Riech,
M.A. Program.
javimora@ttu.edu