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Latinos and Sports in the Southwest
Lecture Series and Exhibit

Latinos and Sports in the Southwest explores the participation of Latinos in sports in the Southwestern borderlands. Sports have the ability to develop community life and cultural pride. The presentation series is complemented by an exhibit of photographs at the Center for the Study of the Southwest in Brazos Hall portraying Latino participation in Texas State University’s sports programs. 
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Artist in Residence

The Center for the Study of the Southwest announced today filmmaker John J. Valadez as its inaugural Artist-In-Residence. During his tenure, Valadez will create a companion book for his landmark PBS film “The Longoria Affair.”


Texas Crime Atlas CoverThe Center for the Study of the Southwest announces our inaugural book publication, Texas Crime Atlas by geographers Lawrence E. Estaville, Kristine Egan, and D. Kim Rossmo.

The Atlas includes maps of various crimes and demographics throughout the state and in our largest cities, as well as case studies of applied crime mapping, which reveal current border control insights and clues to a 19th-century cold case.
Buy your online copy here!
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NPR Remembers the Alamo with a Texas Historian

At The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, Center for the Study of the Southwest director Frank de la Teja explains how the divering line between the United States and Mexico came to be drawn where it is. Click here to listen to the NPR interview.



Texas Books in Review

is a quarterly publication that monitors the literary production of books from or about Texas, providing rich reviews about contemporary publications across diverse fields and genres.


Southwestern American Literature

is a biannual scholarly journal that includes literary criticism, fiction, poetry, and book reviews concerning the Greater Southwest.