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Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity Committee

Artist Mel Chin and Safe House
Artist Mel Chin and Safe House

The Ad Hoc Committee addresses today’s complex cultural, social and political questions and how they impacting the University of Houston campus.


  • Thomas Behr, Director, Liberal Studies program
  • Margaret Blake, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Marjorie Chadwick, Executive Director, Writing Center (Committee Chairperson)
  • James Conyers, Director, African American Studies program
  • Casey Dué Hackney, Associate Professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages
  • Liz Goodin-Mayeda, Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies
  • Susan Kellogg, Professor and Director, Latin American Studies Program, Department of History
  • Rex Koontz, Director, School of Art
  • Samantha Kwan, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
  • John Reed, Professor, School of Art


Call for Papers: Immigration and the Immigrant Experience: Houston and Beyond

On April 20, 2012, the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) will host a symposium, Immigration and the Immigrant Experience: Houston and Beyond. Organized by the CLASS Ad Hoc Committee on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity, the symposium will bring together CLASS, UH, and UH System faculty and students of all disciplines to present recent research and work in progress on immigration-related issues and promote interaction and collaboration on integrative projects.

We invite presentations on topics related to immigrants and immigration in the Houston area and will also consider submissions that cover broader theoretical issues, including how to approach immigration-related research and teaching from multidisciplinary perspectives.

Panels will be organized according to the range of topics proposed. Our keynote speaker will be nationally recognized immigration attorney Charles C. Foster, co-chairman of FosterQuan,LLP, the nation’s second largest immigration law firm. Lunch will be provided.

An announcement about the symposium and the full symposium program can be downloaded below.  For more information or to register, please e-mail Marjorie Chadwick at

Download the symposium announcement

Download the complete symposium program

Collaborative and Interdisciplinary CLASS Projects

Communograph – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and Project Row Houses

WorkingShop – School of Art, Center for Public History, Gerald Hines College of Architecture and the Texas Learning and Computational Center

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