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Civic Minded Scholarship: The Writing of Unspeakable Violence

Event Start DateMonday, March 26, 2012
Hahn School of Nursing, Room 106
Event Start Time4:30 pm
CostCost: free

This talk will address the questions of social responsibility and historical practice as social justice imperatives. By describing both the process in writing the book Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries and her own scholarly training as a researcher, Dr. Guidotti-Hernández will explain why the book embodies the need to create new methodological paradigms for honest and open dialogue about the violence committed amongst and between ethnic minority communities along the border during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández is associate professor of American Studies and associate director for the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to her many published articles on wide ranging topics from gender and epistemology and Dora the Explorer, she is also public intellectual as a regular contributor to Ms. Magazine and serving on the board for Freedom University in Athens Georgia.


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