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A Meditation on Mourning and Movement Building

On the 16th and 17th of February, the 16th annual Ethnic and Third World Studies (E3W) Symposium was convened at UT Austin. With increased militarization of university spaces, the topics of security, precarity, and surveillance became pertinent matters as we discussed how students and faculty participate in movement building to

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Native Roots: An Interview with Desirae Harp and Diego Romero

The first Native Roots Open Mic Series at Resistencia Bookstore on March 13th, will welcome various styles of performance to provide a showcase for up-and-coming Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. The event is organized by first-year Linguistic Anthropology graduate student Qui’chi Patlan. By fostering connections between Indigenous/Native communities and cultures across

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Reading Junot Díaz with Incarcerated People

I appreciate the fact that my first teaching experience as a graduate student was in a jail. Through an initiative started by the Graduate Comparative Literature Students (GRACLS) organization, I volunteered to teach a Reading World Literature course at the Travis County Correctional Complex (TCCC), a pre-trial facility (a jail

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Indigenous People’s Day 2015

The Native American and Indigenous Student Collective (NAIC) at the University of Texas at Austin is gearing up for a year of activities including film screenings with guest speakers, our annual Pow Wow, a community feast and live entertainment by Native artists. In protest of Columbus Day last year, NAIC

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Viajes Vagabundos del Verano

Durante mis viajes de este verano he estado dentro y fuera de los espacios académicos, desde Connecticut a Cancún. Poco después de haber acabado mis ensayos finales del semestre pasado, viajé al nordeste para asistir al programa del verano inaugural del Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) en el campus de la

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