Clements Center Noon Talks

Clements Center Monthly Noon Talk Lecture Series

During the semester the Clements Center organizes monthly programs for SMU faculty, staff, graduate students, and members of the community who are interested in topics related to the Texas, the American Southwest and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.  Presentations are wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, often reporting on current research, recent publications, or new exhibitions. 

These presentations are usually held on Wednesdays in the DeGolyer Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane at McFarlin Boulevard, from 12 noon to 1 pm.

September 18, 2013

Debora Hunter

Associate Professor of Photography, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU

Consuming (Interests): Photography from Taos, New Mexico

October 30, 2013

Julie Reed

The David J. Weber Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

"As The Nation May Direct:” Pensions and the Financing of a Post-Removal Cherokee Nation

November 13, 2013

Neel Baumgardner

Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Bordering North America: Constructing Wilderness Along the Periphery of Canada, Mexico, and the United States

January 22, 2014

Willard Spiegelman

Hughes Professor of English, Dedman College, SMU

"The Southwest Review": The First One Hundred Years of Literary Excellence

February 19, 2014

Max Krochmal

Summerlee Fellow for the Study of Texas History

Democratic Coalitions: African Americans, Mexican Americans, Labor, and the Fight for Civil Rights in Texas, 1935-1975

March 19, 2014

William deBuys

Clements Center Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Update on a Great Aridness: Two Years Later

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Marcela Terrazas

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Keys to Mexico-United States Relations, 1822-1867

April 16, 2014

Benjamin Francis-Fallon

Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Minority Reports: US Politics and the Forging of Hispanic Identity


Tuesday, April 8, 2

Tuesday, April 8, 2

March 19, 2014