Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: A Summer Institute

Welcome from 
Drs. Martínez and Rodríguez, Institute Co-Directors

19 September 2018

Dear NEH Summer Scholars Selected for the 2019 Institute,

Welcome to our Summer Institute for School Teachers (grades 6th – 12th) named Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism

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 dates are  July 14th - July 28th, 2019 at The University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, Texas. A stipend (taxable) will be provided to each summer scholar.

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 Information Packet 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 Stipend web page. Updates will occur every week leading to the first day of the Institute. 

We look forward to your participation and our learning together for student learning and understanding. Indeed, we anticipate shared professional learning and growth across the disciplines and an engaging, positive experience. ¡Bienvenidos!



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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