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Latinos and Sports in the Southwest

Latinos and Sports in the Southwest explores the participation of Latinos in sports in the Southwestern borderlands. The presentation series is complemented by an exhibit of photographs in Brazos Hall portraying Latino participation in Texas State University’s sports programs.

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Artist in ResidenceThe 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.”

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CSSW Teams Up with History Department in New Consortium on Colonial Latin America

The Southwest is both an area of study and a natural organizational region within which institutions have a clear interest in the Hispanic world broadly. The Spanish colonial legacy in the region, encompassing social, cultural, economic, and geographic characteristics, requires students of the area during early historic times to engage the broader Spanish colonial experience. Consequently, the Center for the Study of the Southwest has joined the Department of History in making Texas State University a founding member of the Southwest Seminar. Dr. José Carlos de la Puente, assistant professor of History at Texas State, will represent the university as this year’s seminar, which will be hosted by Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. The CSSW and Department of History are working together to bring the seminar to Texas State in the next year or two.

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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.


Texas Crime Atlas

our inaugural publication by geographers Lawrence E. Estaville, Kristine Egan, and D. Kim Rossmo.

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