Center for Regional Studies Field School
October 1, 2018
The Center for Regional Studies has been conducting site visits to important historical and cultural locations in the Albuquerque area as part of a CRS Field School. The field school is a component of American Studies graduate seminar, “Critical Regionalism: Discourses on the Southwest.” Gabriel Meléndez, CRS Director and Professor of American Studies, has been leading the field seminar and site visits to three different locations in central New Mexico. Graduate students from a number of UNM departments are receiving instruction and training in the context of on-site explorations of these places and adjacent communities. The training of graduate students through in situ field work is part of the CRS mission to foster research that increases understanding of the history and cultures of New Mexico and our region. Visits in the fall of 2018 have been to Laguna and Acoma Pueblos, East Mountain Communities (Abó, Quarai, Torreón and Carnuel), and to the School for Advanced Research and Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. CRS’s Fall 2018 Visiting Scholars, David García and Daniel Webb (see related story), have been active participants and contributors, sharing their own insights and knowledge while traveling to and from study sites.