Ruben FLores is a cultural historian from El Paso, Texas who studied at Princeton and Berkeley before coming to the University of Kansas. His mother is from Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, and his father from Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. He studies the relationship of ideas to political institutions in both the United States and Mexico, including the complicated history between local communities and the national state. He also studies philosophy and literature, especially the modernist movement in writing that swept through Mexico and the US beginning in 1900 and the transformation in the social sciences across the 20th century that produced the modern configuration of the research university. He is a faculty member in the Department of American Studies with a faculty affiliation to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He enjoys swimming, traveling, and cooking in his spare time.
- Please join us for Dr. Paul Ortiz's lecture An African American and Latinx History of the United States on September 19th at 7:00PM in the Hall Center Conference Room. For more information, click here.
- Dr. Gamze Kati Gumus defended her dissertation with honors on May 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Kati Gumus!
- KU-AUMI InterArts was recently featured by the Commons in a video on improving inclusive communities at KU. You can watch the video, which features our own Sherrie Tucker amongst other founders of the movement at KU, and learn more about AUMI here!
- Congratulations to Professor Robert Warrior on being elected to a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- This article, written by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!
- We would like to recognize Patrick Sumner, 2005 alumni, for his work in this article about the defacement of the John Brown memorial in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas.
- Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
- Please read this article about Professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
- Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
- Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
- How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Professor Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
- KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
- Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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