Civic Minded Scholarship: The Writing of Unspeakable Violence


Civic Minded Scholarship: The Writing of Unspeakable Violence

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Date and Time

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.


Hahn School of Nursing, Room 106

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




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.


Contact Information

James T. Harris III, DEd
Office of the President

Hughes Center 222
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4520
Fax: (619) 260-6833

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