Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: A Summer Institute



Thank you for your interest in our 2021 Summer Virtual Institute. The e-application submission period is closed. NEH will announce the 2022 Summer Programs in Feb. 2022 on their website. Best wishes!

12 May 2021 

Dear UTEP NEH 2021 Summer Scholars:

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

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

The Institute dates are July 18th – August 1st, 2021. 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. There are electronic payroll forms to complete before May 30th, 2021. Instructions will be sent via email from our business administrator.


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!


Drs. Ignacio Martínez and R. Joseph Rodríguez, Institute Directors
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas, USA
Chihuahuan Desert
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