Monthly Archives: February 2014

Translating and Performing the Mexican – American Border

A staged reading of Boundless Border by Carlos Morton 
(translation by Sandra Gaviria-Buck)
February 28, 7:30 pm, Arts’ Based Research Studio (Education Building, 4th floor)
A tale of survival and death set at the border between El  Paso

 and Ciudad Juarez. The play addresses the politics of the Mexican-American border, the femicide of hundreds of women in that region of the world, and the issue of immigration. This is the play’s first production in English and is made possible by a generous KIAS Cluster Grant and the collaboration of the Department of Drama and the department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. The playwright will be attending the reading.

The evening will include the reading of border poems translated by MLCS professors Odile Cisneros and Ann de Leon and their MA students in Translation.– 


There will also be an interview conducted by Stefano Muneroni (Drama) with Carlos Morton on February 27, 1:00-2:30, in the Timms Centre for the Arts’ Lobby.

Carlos Morton (Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin) is Professor of Theatre at the University of California (Santa Barbara). He has over one hundred theatrical productions, both in the U.S. and abroad. His professional credits include the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Center Theatre, La Compa“Ãa Nacional de Mexico, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, and the Arizona Theatre Company. He is the author of The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales and Other Plays (1983), Johnny Tenorio and Other Plays (1992), The Fickle Finger of Lady Death (1996), Rancho Hollywood y otras obras del teatro chicano (1999), and Dreaming on a Sunday in the Alameda (2004). A former Mina Shaughnessy Scholar, Fulbright Lecturer to Mexico (1989-90), and Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer to Poland (2006-07), Morton also holds an M.F.A. in Drama from the University of California, San Diego. Since 1981 Morton has lived on the border between Mexico and the United States teaching at universities in Texas, California and Mexico.



Social Sciences Research Crawl

KIAS is happy to help promote this excellent initiative by our colleagues in the Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI)!

Social Sciences Research Crawl
Wednesday, February 19

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free lunch provided

Join us to explore various possibilities of research in the social sciences, gaining an understanding of how such research helps us to make sense of and improve our ever-changing world — from preserving cultural identities, examining past atrocities, and working at the intersection of statistics and theories in order to create change. We will visit three different social sciences research groups with one thing in common — undergraduate research!

This is a great opportunity to see interdisciplinary social sciences research at work, and find out more about how undergraduates can get involved.

Please register online by Friday, February 14, 2014. (Space is limited, early registration is encouraged).

For more information, contact the Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) at