41st Bilingual Conference set at Texas A&M-Kingsville November 2-3

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center - 10/30/17 - 11/03/17

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

The teacher and bilingual education department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host their 41st Annual Bilingual Conference Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3, at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center on campus.

Over 150 educators are expected to attend the conference that features keynote speaker, Dr. Carlos Blanton, history professor from Texas A&M University. He is scheduled to talk about Bilingual Education and the Long Struggle for Equality in Texas.

The conference will begin with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the John E. Conner Museum. Events Friday, Nov. 3, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center. 

About Dr. Carlos Blanton

Dr. Carlos Kevin Blanton is currently a professor of history at Texas A&M University. Prior to his work at Texas A&M, he taught at Portland State University and earned his doctoral degree at Rice University. 

He has written two books The Strange Career of Bilingual Education in Texas, 1836–1981 (TAMU, 2004) and George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration (Yale, 2014). Blanton has recently edited A Promising Problem: The New Chicana/o History (Texas, 2016). 

Blanton has been honored with the Coral Horton Tullis Award for best book in Texas history (2005), the Bolton Cutter Award for best article in Borderlands history (2010) and the National Association of Chicana-Chicano Studies best book award (2016). 

He has also published in the Journal of Southern History, the Pacific Historical Review, the Western Historical Quarterly, the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, the Teachers College Record, and in other history and interdisciplinary journals. 

In the spring of 2017 Blanton served as a Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Faculty Fellow and he worked on his next book project, Between Black and White: The Chicana/o in the American Mind.