Arrived in Houston, TX on a red eye flight at 4:30am (never again) on April 7 in time for the New Comer's coffee, where I met a grad student from University of Louisville who knew my colleague Amy Lueck (featured below). I then headed over to the Opening Session where Joyce Carter encouraged us all to be more entrepreneurial in our research.
Following the Opening Session, I met with Santa Clara University colleagues Simone Billings, Amy Lueck, and Julia Voss for our customary conference photo--'cause it didn't happen if there isn't a photo in this Instagram generation.
Here I am presenting along side Romeo Garcia (PhD Candidate Syracuse) and Karrieann Soto (PhD Candidate Syracuse University). We were fortunate enough to have Damian Baca (University of Arizona) chair the panel with respondents Aja Martinez (Syracuse University) and Jaime Armin Mejia (Texas State, San Marcos). My presentation was based on my chapter in a forthcoming collection on Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition.
With the next generation of Scholars for the Dream Award winners, along with the rest of the members of the committee that I had the privilege to serve on (as a Scholar for the Dream Award recipient in 2010).
At the exhibitor's hall, I bought a copy of Christopher Gonzalez's book on the writing of Junot Diaz.
A photo from the LatinX caucus meeting where I had the opportunity to see old friends and meet many young scholars from UT El Paso.
Another fun action shot of me presenting, because apparently I'm a gestural speaker.
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