The Uni­ver­sity Libraries' Cen­ter for Regional Stud­ies, Cen­ter for South­west Research & Spe­cial Col­lec­tions and Office of Graduate Studies are host­ing the 2012 Fellows Col­lo­quium Monday-Tuesday, April 16–17, in the Waters Room (# 105) at Zim­mer­man Library. Grad­u­ate stu­dent fel­lows work­ing for the CSWR will make brief pre­sen­ta­tions of their work this semes­ter.  All are wel­come to attend.  For more infor­ma­tion, call 277‑6451.

Pre­sen­ta­tion Sched­ule
Mon­day, April 16, 2 ‑ 4 p.m.
Aurore Diehl
– "The University Occupied: An Overview of Campus Unrest at UNM in the 1960s and 70s" - Diehl is a graduate of UNM's American Studies B.A. program and a second year M.A. student. Her research focus is the use of popular music as a lens through which to view issues of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and class, with a special focus on gender and sexuality in hard rock and heavy metal music. She is working on a graduate certificate in Women's Studies and this is her second year as the Thomas L. Popejoy Fellow at the Center for Southwest Research.

Natalie Farrell – "The Changing Political Attitude of UNM Students during the 20th Century" - Farrell is an anthropology Ph.D. track graduate student who specializes in archaeology. She has been working in Southwestern archaeology and G.I.S. (Geographic Information Systems) since graduating with her B.A. from the University of Arizona in 2008. She is specializing in the manufacturing style of Southwestern ceramics.

Brian Luna Lucero – "Special Collections and Digital Humanities Scholarship" – Lucero, the Clinton P. Anderson Fellow, is a Ph.D. candidate in history studying the U.S. West. His dissertation focuses on the memory and commemoration of the Spanish colonial past in the American Southwest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He will defend his dissertation at the end of this semester and graduate over the summer.

Tues­day, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon
Hanna Thompson
– "A Scientific Endeavor: Controversy and Conflict in Apollo's Quest for Lunar Knowledge" – Thompson will complete her master's degree in the Landscape Architecture program in spring 2013. For her Harrison Schmitt assistantship at the CSWR, she investigated Schmitt's role as the first and only scientist-astronaut in the Apollo Program.

Carolyn McSherry – "Holding on and Letting Go: Departures in the Nancy C. Wood Manuscript Collection" – McSherry holds the Juan and Virginia Chacon Fellowship and has spent the year processing the papers of writer-photographer Nancy Wood.  She is a Ph.D. student in the American Studies program. Her research is about the challenges posed to 1930s-era agricultural improvement projects in Puerto Rico and on Navajo lands by people who lived in and knew those landscapes, and by others. She is interested in the relationships between agricultural sciences and colonialism.

Clare Daniel and Brianne Stein – "Worlds within Worlds: The Photography of Eduardo Fuss" - Daniel is the Digitization Fellow at the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. She is also a doctoral candidate in American Studies with interests in race theory, citizenship and the welfare state. She is working on a dissertation examining contemporary discourses of teenage pregnancy and parenthood in public policy popular culture,, and national and local advocacy.

Stein is the Pictorial Fellow at the CSWR. She is a first year Ph.D. student in the History Department, focusing on urban environments in modern U.S. history. Also, she is working on her graduate certificate in the Historic Preservation and Regionalism program. After completion of the program, she hopes to continue to work in archives.