2021 Emerging Scholars Program Series Announced
By Sheryl E. Taylor
UHD continues its mission of leveling the academia playing field for up and coming scholars with its Emerging Scholars of Color (ESC) program series. It comes as no surprise that students and communities desire a truer representation of their nation’s cultural and ethnic landscape among higher education faculty.
When UHD sought to expand its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in 2018, the Center for Latino Studies was formed. The Center provides a socially-empowering curriculum for the existing Latino Studies concentration (part of the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities program). The Latinas Achieve and Emerging Scholars of Color programs are two primary initiatives designed to provide research and promising strategies designed to meet the needs of UHD’s diverse student body.This spring semester, The Center for Latino Studies welcomes the second cohort of Emerging Scholars beginning on January 28.
“This year’s lineup features six outstanding scholars whose research and teaching embody the rich diversity of Latinx and Latin American experiences,” said Dr. Bonnie A. Lucero, Director of the Center for Latino Studies and Associate Professor of History. “We created this program with the dual purpose of advancing the careers of talented advanced graduate students and recent PhDs and connecting our own UHD students with academic role models who share their cultural and ethnic backgrounds. If the comments of my Intro to Latino Studies students are any indication, there is a palpable excitement and enthusiasm at UHD for the chance to interact with these exceptionally talented scholars.”
For students, virtual teaching sessions are scheduled on Thursdays at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For faculty and graduate students, research talks are on Fridays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Students & UHD Community
Thursday, February 11
UHD Faculty & Graduate Students
Friday, February 12
Relational Displacements: Visual and Literary Culture of Resistance in the East Los
Angeles Barrios and Banlieues of Paris, France
Michael Anthony Turcios
Meeting ID: 936 2242 2392
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.