Week One, Day One

NEH Summer Institute on the Federal Writers’ Project: History, Politics, and Cultural Legacy starts today! Soul of a People

Texas Tribune, 2/20/2021

WINTER STORM 2021 Already hit hard by pandemic, Black and Hispanic communities suffer the blows of an unforgiving winter storm Texans of color, disproportionately devastated by death and unemployment during the last year, tend to live in neighborhoods with older homes, more vulnerable pipes and fewer food options. That’s made it harder to withstand theContinue reading “Texas Tribune, 2/20/2021”

My University Response to Latest Crisis

They’ve been incredible. From the start and now. I’m so proud to work here. The most recent email. From: VPAAEtal [vpaaetal-bounces@tamuc.edu] on behalf of Academic Affairs [vpaaetal@tamuc.edu]Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 2:28 PMTo: ‘vpaaetal@tamuc.edu’Subject: [VPAAEtal] Guidelines Following Winter Storms Dear A&M-Commerce Lion family, This week’s weather events, and the power, water, and internet access issues that ensued, have addedContinue reading “My University Response to Latest Crisis”

Texas Blackouts 2021

We’re fine here. Just heartbreaking and infuriating to watch unfold. I just read a story about an 11 year old child whose mother found in the morning had passed in the night of hypothermia. In their home. Under piles of blankets. He’d just seen his first snowfall the night before. He’d been with his mother onlyContinue reading “Texas Blackouts 2021”

Upcoming (Free) Virtual Events: “Racism at the Margins” (2/26-2/27)

Sign up! Friday, February 19: Haivan Hoang and Mya Poe Writing against Racial Injury recalls the story of Asian American student rhetoric at the site of language and literacy education in post-1960s California.  What emerged in the Asian American movement was a recurrent theme in U.S. history: conflicts over language and literacy difference masked wider racialContinue reading “Upcoming (Free) Virtual Events: “Racism at the Margins” (2/26-2/27)”

AHA Virtual Conference Events

Thinking Catastrophe TimesAHA ColloquiumFebruary 25, 2021 2:00pm EST Chair: Helmut Puff (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor)Panel: Manu Goswami (New York Univ.); Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Nancy Rose Hunt (Univ. of Florida) Catastrophes tend to elude our analytical grasp and description. This is, in part, why they merit attention. Catastrophic upheavals confound, constrain, disrupt, reorder, resound, shatter, etc. Yet the temporal conjunctions,Continue reading “AHA Virtual Conference Events”


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