Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: A Summer Institute

Welcome from 
Drs. Martínez and Rodríguez, Institute Directors

5 April 2019

Dear UTEP NEH 2019 Summer Scholars,

Welcome to our Summer Institute for School Teachers (grades 6th – 12th) named Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and BinationalismWe are excited about your interest in our Institute and that we will meet soon.

The Institute is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and will be held at the campus of The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, Texas).

The institute will be held  July 14th - July 28th, 2019. A stipend (taxable) will be provided to each summer scholar (teacher, participant).

We developed Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert in an effort to reframe our national discourse about the ways in which we see and talk about the U.S.–México borderlands and its binational populations. 

In the Guide for Summer Scholars we prepared, we provide answers for some questions as you begin planning for your participation in the Institute. The most current information will begin to appear on the Frequently Asked Questions web page and Travel and Housing web page. Updates will occur every week leading to the first day of the Institute.

There are TWO payroll forms to complete and a biographical note to submit before May 5th, 2019. Instructions appear on pages 11 and 14.



We look forward to your participation and contributions. Indeed, we anticipate shared professional learning and growth across the disciplines and an engaging, positive experience with lifelong colleagues and friendships in the making. ¡Bienvenidos!

Download the PDF of the 2019 Guide for Summer Scholars, Payroll Form 1, Payroll Form 2



Ignacio Martínez (Principal Investigator)
The University of Texas at El Paso
Assistant Professor, Department of History

R. Joseph Rodríguez
California State University, Fresno
Assistant Professor, Kremen School of Education and Human Development

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