The Mexico Center at UTSA

Schedule of Events


2022-23 Mellon Humanities Pathways Program  

Spring Schedule of Events 

Important Dates: 

January 17 – First Day of Classes 

March 13-17 – Spring Break 

May 10 – End of Term 

January 16, 2023 




Martin Luther King Jr. Day 


January 19-22, 2023 

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center 


Crystal City 1969 


(Extra Credit) 

January 27, 2023 

11:30 am 

Via Zoom 

Student Success Center 


Mario Vela – Vice Provost 


University Career Center – Student Professional Development  


February 1, 2023 

4:00-5:30 pm 


MH 4.04.26 




Intro to Chicanx Historical Pedagogies and The Importance of Mentorship in Academia 


Presenting: Jerry Gonzalez 


February 5, 2023 

McNay Art Museum 


Margarita Cabrera: Blurring Borders 

October 6, 2022 – February 5, 2023 


(Extra Credit) 


February -March 2023 


Individual Meetings with Dr. Gonzalez 


Fellows will meet individually for 30 min sessions with Dr. Gonzalez to discuss the progress of your research and mentorship. 


Rebecca will reach out to coordinate meetings with you.  


February 22, 2023 


2:30 – 4:30pm 

JPL LCC 3rd Floor 

Meeting with the Librarians 


Part 1: JPL Database Workshop  

Part 2: Special Collections Archive Tour 


Learn about accessing library resources and UTSA archives. 


February 15, 2023 

Research Meeting TBA 

March 13-15, 2023 

Time TBD 

Graduate School and Writing Workshop 


Day 1: Intro to Graduate School and the Academy 

Day 2: Create and write drafts of your Statements of Purpose 

Day 3: Create and write your CV 


March 21-23, 2023 

COLFA Conference 


The purpose of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Spring Research Conference is to showcase the research, scholarly, and creative works of Undergraduate and Graduate students in COLFA. All students are encouraged to apply to participate. All submissions must fall within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts disciplines. 


You are encouraged to apply or attend in support of fellow students.  


(Extra Credit) 


March 23-25, 2023 


NACCS Tejas Foco 

The NACCS-Tejas Foco Conference invites scholarly/creative submissions which address internalized colonialism/oppression/racism/colorism, as well as within our Chichanx/Latinx communities.  


You are encouraged to apply or attend in support of fellow students. 


(Extra Credit) 


March 25, 2023 

Witte Museum 



Texas and the Civil War 


John L. Nau III Conference on Texas History 


(Extra Credit) 


March 29, 2023 



Topic TBA 

April 2023 

PENDING Guest Lecture 


Summer Workshop 

Summer School Visits Research Workshop 2023 




Summer Research Workshop  

Student Poster Conference  






Past Events

UTSA Mexico Center Mellon Humanities Pathways Program Presents

Romeo Gúzman, author of East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte, Co-authored with C. Fragoza, A. Cummings, and R. Reft.

Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00pm

Join us for a virtual Zoom discussion.

For more information, please email or

What Did the Indigenous Think of Malintzin? Aztec Commentaries on the Most Famous Woman of their Time

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (central time)

with Dr. Camilla Townsend (Author of Malintzin’s Choices)

This event is co-hosted by The Mexico Center and the UTSA Department of History

Mellon Humanities Pathways Program Cohort 5 Spring Break (Virtual) Workshop


March 8 – 11, 2021

Schoolboi: A Queer Educational Journey from La Habra to Limerick

Thursday, February 4, 2021
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (central time)

w/ Dr. Melissa Mora Hidalgo (Mozlandia: Morrissey Fans in the Borderlands)

This event is presented by the Mellon Humanities Pathways Program, in collaboration with the UTSA Mexico Center, the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the UTSA Women’s Studies Institute.

Community College Faculty Pathways

Thursday, October 29, 2020
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (central time)

w/ Drs. Sandra D. Garza (Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Mexican American Studies Program, Northwest Vista College); Lisa Y. Ramos (History Co-Coordinator & Mexican American Studies (MAS) Coordinator, San Antonio College); and Gilbert Estrada (Associate Professor of Latin America and United States History, Long Beach City College)

Bad Mexicans: A Conversation with Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernández

Thursday, August 20, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (central time)

w/ Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernández (City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles 1771-1965)

Metropolitan Context and Immigrant Rights Experiences: DACA Awareness and Support in Houston

Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (central time)

w/ Dr. Shannon Gleeson (Accountability Across Borders: Migrant Rights in North America)

Atomik Postcards: Writing, Resistance, and Place

Thursday, June 25, 2020
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (central time)

w/ Sesshu Foster (City Terrace: Field Manual; Atomik Aztex; Elabatl)

[CANCELLED] Book Presentation and Panel Discussion of Double Ethnicity: Mexican Americans and the Ethnic Core

Friday, March 6, 2020
10:30 am (central time)

Erika Pani: “Those Ungrateful Sons of Ours: A Mexico City View of the Texas Revolution” and “In the Laboratory of Politics: The Confederate States of America and Mexico’s Second Empire”

Tuesday, March 2, 2020

“Those Ungrateful Sons of Ours: A Mexico City View of the Texas Revolution”
2:00 pm (central time)
Main Campus, Ballroom 1 – HSU 1.106

“In the Laboratory of Politics: The Confederate States of America and Mexico’s Second Empire”
6:30 pm (central time)
Downtown Campus: El Paseo Conference Rm. A

Dr. Roberto “Cintli” Rodriguez

Thursday, February 27, 2020


A War Against Poor People: Dirty War, Narcotics, and the Cold War Roots of Mexico’s Contemporary Drug Violence

Thursday, January 30, 2020
UTSA SU 2.01.26 Pecan Room
2:00 pm (central time)

Alexander Aviña (Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside)

Latinx Civil Rights Discussion with The Esperanza Center

Saturday, November 23, 2019
The Esperanza Center
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (central time)

Guest Speaker: Graciela Sanchez

Crafting A Republic for the World: Scientific, Geographic, and Historiographic Inventions of Colombia

Monday, November 18, 2019
UTSA Harris Room, HSU 2.212
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (central time)

Dr. Lina del Castillo

Academy Fellows Speaker Series: The Role of Mexican & U.S. Universities: Societal Fatigue & Frustration in an Era of Change

Thursday, November 14, 2019
UTSA Downtown Campus, La Villita Room, Durango Bldg. Room 1.116
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (central time)

Dr. Sergio Alcocer

Ficciones Subversivas: Una Presentación de la Dra. Lorena Ventura

Thursday, October 24, 2019
UTSA, HM 3.01.28
7:00 pm (central time)

Lorena Ventura es Doctora en Letras por la UNAM y autora de libros de teoria literaria: La enunciación en el ensayo (2009) y de poesía: Marcas de viaje (2014). En esta presentación se analizarán estrategias de representación narrativa empleadas en la literatura, el cine y el cómic que permiten cuestionar la relación entre la ficción y la realidad, tema de su último libro: Metaléptica: Lógica y sentido en la ficción (UNAM, 2019).

This event was hosted by the UTSA Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Presentación del libro Marcas de Viaje de Lorena Ventura

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Auditorio de la UNAM San Antonio
7:00 pm (central time)

Isaura Contreras
Grecia Cuevas
Lorena Ventura

This event was co-hosted by the UTSA Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and UNAM-San Antonio.

The Central Maya Highlands of Guatemala: Kaminaljuyu, New Research and Results

Friday, October 11, 2019
UTSA Main Campus, BSE 2.102
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (central time)

Dr. Barbara Arroyo (Director of the Kaminaljuyu Archaeological Project and a Research Associate at the Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroquín)

This event was presented by the UTSA Department of Anthropology.

A Conversation with Elsa Florez Almaraz

Friday, October 25, 2019
Pecan Room SU 2.01.26
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (central time)

This event is sponsored by the UTSA Mellon Humanities Pathways Program, the UTSA Department of History, and the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center.