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Cambio Center News - February 2017

The University of Missouri's Cambio Center leads research and outreach on Latinos and changing communities.

What you'll find in this February newsletter:

  • 2017 Cambio de Colores: Poster & Lightning Round submissions extended
  • Cambio Center Fellows News
  • Other opportunities: Documentary screening tonight, a student paper competition, and more

2017 Cambio de Colores Conference:dr
Want to share a poster, enter a poster in the student poster competition, or present a five-minute presentation in this year's lightning round? Submission deadlines for both have been extended until the end of February. Submit today.

Cambio Center Fellows News

We share news about our fellows on the Cambio Center Website, where you can find more details about the updates provided below. 

drFellow Dr. Juanamaria Cordones-Cook has directed and produced a new documentary film, "Una ruta afro-cubana: Zuleica Romay / An Afro-Cuban Journey: Zuleica Romay," which will be screened for the first time on the University of Missouri campus TONIGHT. See the flyer or scroll down to "Other Opportunities" for more details.

drStudent fellow Aaron Arredondo is spearheading the Cambio de Colores' Student Gathering organization and networking. Subscribe to the Student Group low-traffic newsletter to stay up-to-date on the Student Gathering, which will take place the morning of June 14 prior to the conference.

drFellow Dr. Emily R. Crawford's article "When Boundaries Around the "Secret" are Tested: A School Community Response to the Policing of Undocumented Immigrants" was recently published. The article explores how educators’ roles within a school shaped their access to information and subsequent sensemaking about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Crawford, E. R. (2017). When Boundaries Around the “Secret” are Tested: A School Community Response to the Policing of Undocumented Immigrants. Education and Urban Society, 0013124517690227.

drA research article by fellow Dr. Gustavo Carlo and colleagues was recently published on Wiley Online Library. The article, titled "Longitudinal Relations Among Parenting Styles, Prosocial Behaviors, and Academic Outcomes in U.S. Mexican Adolescents," examines parenting styles and prosocial behaviors as longitudinal predictors of academic outcomes in U.S. Mexican youth.

Carlo, G., White, R. M. B., Streit, C., Knight, G. P. and Zeiders, K. H. (2017), Longitudinal Relations Among Parenting Styles, Prosocial Behaviors, and Academic Outcomes in U.S. Mexican AdolescentsChild Dev. doi:10.1111/cdev.12761.

drFellow Dr. Lisa Y. Flores and colleague's article "Overview of Career and Workforce Profiles among Diverse US Racial/Ethnic Groups" was published in The Handbook of Career and Workforce. The article explores how people of color in the US experience institutional barriers within the settings of work and school that prevent them from achieving their educational and occupational goals.

Flores, Lisa Y., Feihan Li, and Sarah F. May. "Overview of Career and Workforce Profiles among Diverse US Racial/Ethnic Groups." The Handbook of Career and Workforce Development: Research, Practice, and Policy (2017).


Other Opportunities


Documentary Screening TONIGHT: Afro-Cuban Artists
To celebrate Black History Month, Mizzou is hosting a documentary screening featuring two films about Afro-Cuban Artists with remarks and discussion with director and producer Juanamaria Cordones-Cook. The screening will be held Thursday, February 23 at 7pm in Memorial Union - Stotler Lounge 3. Sponsored by MU Black History Month Committee, University of Missouri, MU Cambio Center, the Latino Graduate Professional Network, and MU Voz Latina. See the poster for more details.


Speaker on Bilingualism as a Tool
As part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitor Program at the University of Missouri, Dr. Judith F. Kroll will present "Two Languages in Mind: Bilingualism as a Tool to Investigate Language, Cognition and the Brain" on March 8 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the MU Student Center - Leadership Auditorium. The lecture will explore how "bilingualism provides a tool for examining aspects of the cognitive architecture that are otherwise obscured in monolingual speakers.” See the event's webpage for more information.


Pan Dulce Talk in March
Dr. Joseph Polacco will share memories and read passages from his book Vina, A Brooklyn Memoir on Wednesday, March 15 from 5-7pm in the Walt Disney Room (N206) in Memorial Union. Dr. Polacco's book is inspired by his experience of growing up in a Brooklyn barrio and interacting with other immigrant groups including Jewish, Latino, Irish, Caribbean, Russian and more. Free pan dulce (sweet breads) and coffee will be provided. See the flyer for more details.


2017 M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition
The Mid-Continent Regional Science Association announces the Student Paper Competition for our 2017 conference (June 7-9) in Toledo, Ohio. All students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of January 1, 2017 are eligible. Paper submissions are due April 10. Student papers dealing with all aspects of regional development, including cultural, physical and economic processes, are welcome. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and the M. Jarvin Emerson Award. See their website for more information.


Call for Articles Now Available for UpcomingDiálogo Issue
Diálogo invites submissions for their Spring 2018 issue on Latinas and Latinos in the Midwest: Historic and Contemporary Issues. Submissions may includeoriginal research articles, historical and case studies, ethnographies, as well as commentary, interviews, and film and book reviews focusing on key dimensions of Latinas and Latinos in Midwestern communities. The submission deadline is April 1, 2017. See the official call for articles and submission guidelines here.



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