CSSW Spotlight

Editorial Fellowship Opportunity

The Center for the Study of the Southwest (CSSW), announces the availability of a Research Assistant position to serve as Editorial Fellow at the Center during the 2016-2017 academic year.  It is open to anyone working on a Master’s degree at Texas State, with strong writing and editing skills and an interest in the Southwest. The Editorial Fellow will assist the CSSW staff in production of Texas Books in Review (TBR), Southwestern American Literature (SAL), Sound Historian, and Journal of Texas Music History.

The Fellowship consists of an RA position (nine-month appointment at $9,855) plus a tuition scholarship of $1,500 per semester and some support for research and conference travel.

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CSSW News

Fall 2015 Exhibit:
Voces de Braceros del Valle del Río Grande Photography Exhibit

Several university classes in a border institution collaborated between 2011 and 2012 with elders from both sides of the Texas México border to construct a new narrative about the Bracero program, the international labor agreement sponsored by the United States and México between 1942 and 1964. Using oral histories and the creation of personal narratives, undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty worked with living Braceros and other elders to engage Braceros and their families living on both sides of the border to capture their stories and to make these stories public. Presented by Samuel Garza and Miguel Guajardo, this exhibit is their contribution to the 2015-2016 Common Experience theme, "Bridged Through Stories: Shared Heritage of the United States and Mexico, an Homage to Dr. Tomas Rivera."