On Thursday, November 21st, the UNM Department of English will host the last of its symposia on Indigenous research, art, and activism in the Southwest. The event begins at 4pm and takes place in the Bobo Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, 1889 Central NE. It is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.

Our third and final symposium, “Indigenous Feminisms and the Futures of Native America,” will feature Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Director of the Institute for American Indian Research (IFAIR) at UNM. Dr. Denetdale is Diné from the Navajo Nation, Professor of American Studies, and the author of Reclaiming Diné History: The Legacies of Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita (2007). She has also published two books for young adults, and numerous essays, articles, and book chapters. Dr. Denetdale serves on the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (NNHRC) and currently serves as its chair. She has received the Rainbow Naatsiilid True Colors award for her support and advocacy on behalf of the Navajo LGBTQI, as well as the 2013 UNM Sarah Brown Belle award for service to her community. In 2017, she received the UNM Presidential Award of Distinction.

For more information about the lecture and series, visit our page on the Anaya Lecture.

The English Department will host its tenth annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest next October 1, 2020. Mr. Anaya established the lecture series ten years ago through a generous gift to the English Department. A renowned fiction writer and founder of UNM’s distinguished Creative Writing Program, Mr. Anaya is also an Emeritus Professor of English at UNM. Zimmerman Library just launched the Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive, and the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections houses the Rudolfo A. Anaya Papers. 

Please pledge your support for the annual lecture series through UNM Fund.   

Thank you to our UNM co-sponsors for supporting the 2019 Anaya Symposia on the Indigenous Southwest: Chicana/Chicano Studies, Creative Writing Program, English, Institute for American Indian Research. Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, University Libraries.