Liberal Arts

Civil rights oral history project receives NEH grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities on Tuesday announced that the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, a collaborative research initiative led by Assistant Professor of History Max Krochmal, has received a $200,000 grant from the agency. The grant to TCU, which includes $100,000 in outright funding and $100,000 in federal matching… Read more »

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian to speak about “Colonial transformations”

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. Alan Taylor will present “Colonial Transformations” on Monday, June 15, at 6 p.m. in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public, and parking will be available at the Visitors Center. Presented by The Center for Texas Studies at TCU and Humanities Texas, “Colonial Transformations” will… Read more »

Ologwagdi and the Art of Protest, Mar. 20-28

Panamanian artist to visit TCU for lecture and weeklong residency Armando Díaz Rivera (Ologwagdi) is one of Panama’s leading indigenous artists and a longtime veteran of the country’s labor and social protest movements.  From March 20-28, the artist will be at TCU on a visit made possible by Discovering Global Citizenship, the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan to… Read more »

Professor studies how technology is used in human trafficking cases

Vanessa Bouché, assistant professor of political science, in partnership with THORN: Digital Defenders of Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to driving technology innovation to fight child sexual exploitation, recently released a significant report. Based on a yearlong study, the document reveals the ways in which traffickers leverage various technology platforms to recruit, groom and sell domestic… Read more »

Frost Foundation Lectureship features two notable women March 2 and 3

A notable National Geographic photographer and an expert on women and democratic transitions will be speakers at this year’s Frost Foundation Lectureships on Global Issues 2015. The March 2 and 3 events are sponsored by the Center for International Studies and TCU’s Women & Gender Studies program. Jodi Cobb, National Geographic’s first female photographer, will… Read more »

Max Krochmal: Preserving oral histories from the Civil Rights Movement

From chronicling the stories of African American and Mexican American freedom fighters to traveling to key civil rights landmarks with his students, Max Krochmal, assistant professor of history, makes the important struggles of the past inform the policies and social events of the modern day. Max is a doer. While many perceive Texas as a… Read more »

Researcher studies how women of size navigate unfriendly anti-fat culture

A TCU researcher has a new book out entitled The Hyper(in)Visible Fat Woman. The text is a collection of interviews from 74 women, all of whom are labeled “obese.” Jeannine Gailey, associate professor of sociology and women and gender studies, wrote the book to understand how women of size negotiate a cultural landscape that is increasingly… Read more »