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Humanities Speaker Series

The Humanities Speaker Series is an annual event that brings to campus speakers who engage with issues that cross disciplines within, and beyond, the Humanities. Funded by the Office of Research, Commercialization and Outreach, the series also provides the opportunity for a small group of scholars at TAMU-CC to work together on an enduring question or theme within the Humanities.

In conjunction with the Speaker Series, the departments of English and Humanities have established the Humanities Fellowship, an interdisciplinary group of teachers and scholars who will collaboratively plan the lecture and present their own research to the campus community. This year's fellows are Dr. Chuck Etheridge (English), Dr. Clauda Rueda (History), and Dr. Stefan Sencerz (Philosophy).

2018 - 2019 Events


  • The Humanities Speaker Series is excited to bring the historian, Paul Ortiz, to campus as its guest speaker this year.  Paul Ortiz' new book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States centers the experiences of Black, Latinx and indigenous people in the history of the United States.  It explores how these groups joined together to fight against U.S. imperialism, racial segregation and labor exploitation.  A prize winning scholar and dedicated public intellectual, Ortiz has been featured on the PBS show History Detectives and his work has appeared in the Radical History Review and Time magazine, among other publications.  He will be visiting TAMU-CC on April 11th to give a lecture in the U.C. Anchor C Ballroom at 6PM.

For more on Dr. Ortiz, see: 

Beacon Press: An African American and Latinx History of the United States

University of Florida Faculty: Paul Ortiz


  • Drs. Claudia Rueda and Chuck Etheridge, TAMUCC, "Transnational Encounters," Friday, November 9, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the University Center, Seahorse 310


  • "A Matter of Spirit: Philosophy Meets Literature," Thursday, November 15, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the University Center, Bayview 320. Panelists:
    • Alan Berecka, Corpus Christi Poet Laureate
    • Robin Carstensen, Department of English
    • Stefan Sencerz, Department of Philosophy


Previous HSS Lectures

  • Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik, Rutgers University, "Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam," March 22, 2018.
  • Dr. Karl Jacoby, Columbia University, "Drawing the Line: Lessons from Thinking Historically about the US-Mexico Border," March 28, 2017.