Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
MMUF Fellowship

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
2017 Southeast Regional Conference
November 17–19, 2017 at The University of Texas at Austin

This fall, current undergraduate fellows and coordinators from Duke University, Emory University, Rice University, the UNCF Consortium, the University of Puerto Rico, and The University of Texas at Austin will meet at The University of Texas at Austin for the Southeast Regional Conference. For more information, please contact:

Dr. Almeida Jacqueline Toribio at or Anneleise Azua at

Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstract submission is: Midnight, October 1, 2017.

Fellows and Presenters must download the following form, and submit to by the October 1, 2017 deadline.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, November 17

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Optional Tour of the LLILAS-Benson Latin American Studies and Collections OR the LBJ Presidential Library

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration
AT&T Center

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Fellows Activity
AT&T Center

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception and Music
Dr. Richard Flores, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas
Program Coordinators
AT&T Center

Saturday, November 18

8:30 – 9:00 am

Breakfast and Welcome
Dr. Armando Bengochea, Director, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Liberal Arts Building (CLA)

9:00 – 9:45 am

SSRC & IRT Presentations
Dr. Cally Waite, Program Director, Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program
Dr. Asabe W. Poloma, Executive Director, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers
Liberal Arts Building (CLA)

10:00 – 11:00 am

Concurrent Student Presentation Sessions 

11:15 am– 12:15 pm

Concurrent Student Presentation Sessions 

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Poster Sessions and Lunch
Liberal Arts Building (CLA)

2:00 – 3:15 pm

Research Lecture by Dr. Anne Charity Hudley, Director of Undergraduate Research for the College of Letters and Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Graduate School Recruitment event
Liberal Arts Building (CLA)

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Keynote Address by Dr. Laura Gutiérrez
& Reception, Harry Ransom Center

8:30 – 9:30 pm

Coordinators Reception
Gabriel’s Café, AT&T Center

Sunday, November 19

8:30 – 10:30 am

Breakfast and Graduate School Panel
Liberal Arts Building (CLA)

10:30 – 11:00 am

Closing Remarks
Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, MMUF Faculty Director, The University of Texas at Austin