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2019 International Critical Psychology Praxis Congress

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2019 International Critical Psychology Praxis Congress

Española, NM – Northern New Mexico College will present the 2019 International Critical Psychology Praxis Congress, taking place at the Centre for Fine Arts on September 27-28, 2019, and featuring global scholars, practitioners, and activists.

NNMC is proud to bring 2019 ICPPC to Española, NM for the first time. The 2019 ICPPC is a transdisciplinary event, whose theme is psychosocial non-alignment to modernity/coloniality

Tickets are free for members of the NNMC community and UNM students. Otherwise, tickets are $50 for the two-day conference. To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2019-international-critical-psychology-praxis-congress-tickets-59983685819

For more information: www.criticalpsychology.org

Keynote Speakers

Tommy Curry, PhD (University of Edinburgh) Personal Chair (Distinguished Professor) of Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies, Department of Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh; American Book Award Winner 2018; Diverse Emerging Scholar 2018; Editor of Black Male Studies: A Series Exploring the Paradoxes of Racially Subjugated Males (Temple University Press); Author of Another White Man’s Burden: Josiah Royce Quest for a Philosophy of White Racial Empire (2018), The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood (2017), The Philosophical Treatise of William H. Ferris: Selected Readings from The African Abroad or, His Evolution in Western Civilization (2016).

Ad Limen Hominis: White Endogamy and the Schema of Racial Disposability: The glorification of the political as a panacea of racism has obscured the consequences of social organization and white demography to theorists. The commitments of racial theorists to discursive formulations of racial disadvantage and the categorical plurality of identities have done nothing to arrest the acceleration of right-wing ideology and the adjustment of white social behavior towards the goal of preserving white racial heritage. This paper will argue that racial disposability—gratuitous violence—is better explained by linking white endogamy to the misandric aggression driving anti-Black racism, xenophobia, and ethno-nationalism.


Patricia Trujillo, PhD (BA, New Mexico State University; MA, University of Nebraska; PhD University of Texas at San Antonio) is a proud northern New Mexican born and raised in the Española Valley. She is the Director of Equity and Diversity and an Associate Professor of English and Chicana/o studies at Northern New Mexico College. Prior to joining the Northern faculty, she was a faculty member at Colorado State University - Pueblo, and the Assistant Director of the Women’s Studies Institute at UTSA.

Practicing community-based action/research methodology, Trujillo strives to design programming and scholarly work that is committed to critical education, social justice and beloved community. She is currently completing an autoethnography, Tarea: The Home Work of a Rural, Chicana Academic, and has forthcoming chapters in Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices (U of Arizona, 2019) and Querencia: Essays on the New Mexico Homeland (U of New Mexico, 2020).

At the heart of Trujillo’s work is creating spaces for and supporting women of color expression; she is the creative writing editor of Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social and the co-host of the weekly radio show, Brave Space: Feminist News for Northern New Mexico on KTRC 103.7 FM/1260 AM. She serves on the boards of Tewa Women United, NewMexicoWomen.org, the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, and the LANL Foundation.

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