The 2018 MALCS Summer Institute at The University of Texas at El Paso will showcase art and scholarship focused on gender non-conforming, transgender, queer, Chicana, Latina, Afro-Latina, Asian-Latina, Native American and Indigenous individuals and communities challenging and resisting structures of oppression in local, national, and international contexts through the spirit of convivencia. With lectures, workshops, seminars, and various social activities, the Institute is designed to challenge us intellectually by sharing work and ideas; it creates an informal space for socializing and networking, and offers a safe space to present early work for discussion and development. The institute is a unique and creative space from which we emerge energized and ready to engage the world again.
Nestled in the Franklin Mountains and straddling the U.S-Mexico border, The University of Texas at El Paso is forging dramatic new directions in higher education. UTEP has become a national model for creating and successfully executing highly competitive academic and research programs while maintaining a deep commitment to serving a 21st century student demographic. It is this dedication to providing access and excellence to students in its region that has resulted in UTEP becoming the only research doctoral university in the United States with a Mexican- American majority student population.
A Carnegie high-research-activity, urban university enrolling 23,922 students, UTEP is a member of The University of Texas System. It serves its primary constituency--residents of far west Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Mexico—with 72 undergraduate programs, 74 master’s programs, 21 doctoral degree programs, and a growing portfolio of online degrees. With an 80% Hispanic student population— and an additional 5% from Mexico—UTEP proudly reflects the demographic composition of the binational region from which it draws 90% of its students. The University employs approximately 1,334 full-and part-time faculty members, and 95% of the tenured and tenure-track faculty hold doctoral degrees or the equivalent in their fields. With its 36%-Hispanic faculty composition, UTEP boasts one of the highest proportions of minority faculty among research universities in the United States.
Welcome to El Paso, our warm and welcoming corner of the earth! El Paso is situated in the far western corner of the U.S. state of Texas. El Paso stands on the Rio Grande river across the U.S.-Mexico border from Ciudad Juárez, the most populous city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
There is plenty to see and do in the City of El Paso. Experience walking tours of Downtown to get a taste of our history that spans 400 years, shopping, outdoor concerts at the Chamizal National Memorial, museums of every kind, the Zoo, and nature hikes through our four Texas State Parks. Come be a part of El Paso’s music and dance festivals, sports events, arts and culture. Our close neighbors in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and New Mexico also welcome and extend their hospitality.