Professor of Sociology, Austin Community College/Texas State University
Education: A.A. Art, B.S. Sociology, M.A., Sociology, Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology (In progress).
Reflective Statement: I am proud to serve as president of the AHS. My dear friend and mentor, T.R. Young, believed in AHS as an organization which represented the best that academia had to offer in terms of progressive sociologist who cared deeply about topics of equality and justice. Among one of the many things TR contributed to our field, was the founding of the Red Feather Institute of Progressive Sociology. The institute was designed to support students and radical scholars with an outlet for publishing and presenting their work, as well as providing grant money for research; opportunities unavailable to many outside of mainstream sociology. As his student and friend, I always appreciated how TR exemplified his ideals and worked for those who were disenfranchised. His goal was simple, to see to it that everyone be included, supported and recognized for what they bring – with no one above the other. I intend to uphold his legacy, whenever possible, of providing a platform for radical, progressive, and minority scholars to work, present, and publish. Thanks to the work of past president, Rebecca Hensley, our organization took the risk of holding a conference in Cuba in 2017; this bold move initiated a concerted effort to highlight the important contributions of Latin scholarship in our field. I worked alongside Jeff Torlina to continue this focus in 2019 by arranging our conference in El Paso/Juarez, where we were given a unique opportunity to examine the contemporary issues facing those living in the Mexico/US borderlands. This year, we will continue to highlight the invaluable work of Latin scholarship at our annual fall conference in Mexico City, Mexico; we do so with a concerted focus on the scholarship of intersectional women across sociology and related disciplines. Please join us this year in raising the voices and work of Latina women, and women throughout the country, as they work for peace, justice, and equality. Thank you to the organization and its members for the opportunity to serve in this capacity as President, I look forward to seeing you in the coming year.
NOTes & statements from the President*
Sunday, February 27, 2022 This is a notice of the AHS Winter Board Meeting:
AHS Winter Board Meeting Friday, March 25th, 2022 3:00 PM Central Standard Time Zoom Link: All current members will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.
All current members of AHS are invited to attend. If you have not renewed your membership for 2022 please take this time to renew and join us! And be on the lookout for the Call for Papers as we look to San Juan - Coming Soon!
* Notes and statements issued by the President of AHS do not necessarily reflect the views of all of its members. For statements issued by the AHS collective, please visit the appropriate link under "About AHS" above.