On October 26, 2023, Humanities Texas will host a conversation with Juan David Coronado titled "Baseball on the Border." Coronado is associate professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. Moderated by Aram Goudsouzian, professor of history at the University of Memphis, the conversation will explore the significance of baseball in Mexican American communities in South Texas. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Thursday, October 26, 2023
7:00–8:15 p.m. CT
This live, virtual event is free and open to the public. Please register online to attend. You will receive a Zoom link via email prior to the virtual event.
Juan David Coronado, PhD, is a fronterizo from the Río Grande Valley of South Texas. He is associate professor of Latino and public history at Central Connecticut State University and coordinator of Latino and Puerto Rican studies. A social and oral historian, Coronado's research and teaching interests include the Latino military experience, Chicana/o/x history, oral history, sports history, and Latina/o/x history with an emphasis on class and gender. In his award-winning book, "I'm Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place": Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoner of War (2018), Coronado shares the oral histories of Mexican American POWs. From 2015–2019, he was a post-doctoral scholar at the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. He previously served as co-president of the Southwest Oral History Association. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and The University of Texas-Pan American.
Aram Goudsouzian is the Bizot Family Professor of History at the University of Memphis, where he teaches courses on the civil rights movement, the modern United States, and the history of American sports, as well as survey courses on African American history and the United States since 1877. He has served as department chair and as the director of the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities. Along with Jaime Schultz, he is the editor of the Sport and Society series published by the University of Illinois Press.