2017 Upcoming Events!

Conference “Philosophy Across the Américas:  Thinking La Frontera

November 2nd – 4th.  Details & Poster Coming Soon ….

November 1st, 2016

As part of El Retorno:  El Valle Celebra Nuestra Gloria, we welcome our second Guest in the Anzaldúa Speaker Series in Philosophy.  

Dr. Smadar Lavie. Scholar in Residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group of the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (2012-2016) and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, University College Cork (2011–16).  Dr. Smadar Lavie is author of Wrapped in the Flag of Israel:  Bureaucracy, Gender and Mizrahi Ultra-nationalism”.  Her work is inspired by Gloria Anzaldúa and, although transposed to a different territory and critically developed to address the distinctly urgent political, social, and humanitarian issues affecting the Middle East, her theoretical framework is informed by key Anzalduísta concepts.

Academic Talk “Wrapped in the Flag of Israel:  Bureaucracy, Gender and Mizrahi Utra-nationalism”

Date:  November 1st, 2016

Time:  12:20pm – 2:15pm

Location:  Student Union Theater – Edinburg Campus

This event is part of El Retorno’s annual programing, and sponsored by CMAS, Dept. of Philosophy, and LUCHA.



October 13th, 2016 

Our first guest of the year is Dr. Omar Rivera –  Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Race & Ethnic Studies  at Southwestern University (see his page here).

We have two events scheduled for Dr. Rivera’s visit on October 13th:  A Meet and Greet Brown Bag and a Lecture.  Make sure you pencil these events into your calendar!

Meet and Greet Brown Bag:  This event is an opportunity for Philosophy Majors and Minors as well as students in Mexican American Studies to meet with Dr. Rivera informally.  This will give you an opportunity to get to know his work, ask him about his experience as an academic philosopher in the United States (he is originally from Perú), and his thoughts on any issue that you might be interested in knowing more.  It is scheduled on the same day as the Lecture:  October 13th, during lunch time, from 12:20pm to 1:30pm.  So please feel free to bring lunch/drink with you.  It will take place in the Student Academic Center (STAC), Room 2.130.

Lecture:  Later on that same October 13th in the afternoon, Dr. Rivera will present his latest research in a lecture entitled “Shamanic Bodies:  Alcoff, Anzaldúa, Kusch, and Andean Corporealities”

Time :  4:00pm

Location :  EDUC Complex Auditorium 1.102, UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!

If you have any questions or need special accommodations, please contact Dr. Cynthia Paccacerqua at cynthia.paccacerqua@utrgv.edu