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Conference 2012

Ninth Annual Center for Mexican American Studies
& Research Conference

In celebration of the 9th annual Center for Mexican American Studies and Research conference, we will be showcasing scholarly and creative activity which contributes to a broader and deeper understanding of Mexican American culture and expertise. Conference presenters whose scholarly activity addresses historical and contemporary issues in higher education, community inclusivity, and creative expressions relevant to Mexican American people, culture and contributions. This year, “From Demography to Identity: Who We are in America” sessions will include research, scholarly and creative expressions reflective of a more relevant and visible presence of Mexican Americans in the U.S.

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Conference Formats

• Paper presentations
• Panel presentations (2 to 4 speakers)
• Poster sessions
• Short films/documentaries [for submission to the Film Festival]
• Exhibits of creative works/expressive arts

Conference Strands:

Migration/Immigration: Historical or contemporary patterns; literary works
• Political Representation: Historical and contemporary aspects of voting patterns, districting/redistricting, leadership, interests groups
Higher education: Trends, patterns and “best practices” leading to degree completion of first-generation, Hispanic, and/or Mexican American students; Dream Act; student support; curriculum; leadership in higher education
Services in Community: Promoting collaborative and cooperative partnerships between community organizations and post-secondary educational institutions; community services in health and social services; leadership in community
Religion, Spirituality and Culture: Demographic trends; sources of spirituality; religion and cultural relevance; cultural and ethnic identity
Creative Expression: Short films, videos, visual arts
Undergraduate/Graduate student research and creative activity: Scholarly and creative works by Mexican American scholars/artists and/or on subjects relevant to Mexican American culture 

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