Dr. Joel Zappata

Hispanic Cowboys Presentation Planned for October

October is Hispanic Heritage month. UA Rich Mountain history instructor Dr. Kyle Carpenter is hosting a presentation led by Dr. Joel Zapata, an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University’s School of History, Philosophy, and Religion.

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[September 17, 2021 | MENA, Ark.]  October is Hispanic Heritage month. UA Rich Mountain history instructor Dr. Kyle Carpenter is hosting a presentation led by Dr. Joel Zapata, an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University’s School of History, Philosophy, and Religion. 

            Zapata completed his Ph.D. at Southern Methodist University and his dissertation won the 2020 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Foco Dissertation Award. His “Taking Chicana/o Activist History to the Public: Chicana/o Activism in the Southern Plains Through Time and Space” received the Frederick C. Luebke Award for the best article published in the Great Plains Quarterly in 2018. He was born and raised in the rural Texas Panhandle and obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is currently completing a book project titled The Erased Homeland: Mexicans’ Long Past, the Southern Great Plains, and America’s Future and directing the Latina/o/x Social Justice en Oregón Oral History Project."

            The Zoom presentation titled “Hispanic Cowboys and the Making of Nineteenth-Century America” will be held Monday, October 4, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Ouachita Center on the Mena campus and is open to both students and the community.

            UA Rich Mountain’s mission is to continue to provide transformative education to all learners.

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