2018 Santa Fe Fiesta Symposium Speakers & Topics
10:00am: Miguel A. Tórrez from Los Alamos National Laboratory
11:00am: Enrique R. Lamadrid, University of New Mexico professor
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch break
1:30pm: R. Moises Gonzales, University of New Mexico professor
2:30pm: Andrés Reséndez, History professor at the University of California Davis.
Topics include Genetic genealogy, Place and Identity in New Mexico; and Native American Slavery During the Pueblo Revolt
A Research Technologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory working in Material Science, Miguel A. Tórrez is. Tórrez also serves as the administrator of the New Mexico Genealogical Society’s DNA project. He will discuss genetic testing for genealogical and anthropological research, employing genetic genealogy to investigate the origins of New Mexico’s Colonial lineages to gain a better understanding of the contemporary New Mexican’s ancestry.
Enrique Lamadrid is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Spanish from UNM, who taught folklore, literature, and cultural history there since 1985. His research interests include traditional culture and bioregionalism, ethnopoetics, and folklore. His book Hermanitos Comanchitos (Albuquerque: UNM Press 2003) won the Chicago Folklore prize, and he now edits the Querencias Series of UNM Press. Querencia is a popular term in the Spanish-speaking world used to express love of place and people. This series promotes a transnational, humanistic, and creative vision of the US-Mexico borderlands, based on all aspects of expressive culture, both material and intangible.
R. Moises Gonzales is Associate Professor of Urban Design in Community and Regional Planning at the School of Architecture and Planning at the UNM. He is a genízaro heir of both the Cañón de Carnué Land Grant and the San Antonio de Las Huertas land grant. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Carnué Land Grant and has written various articles on the history and culture of genízaro settlements of New Mexico. He is a danzante of the Matachín and Comanche traditions of the Sandía mountain communities.
Lamadrid and Gonzales are co-editors of the forthcoming book: Genízaro Nation: Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico, under review with UNM Press. They will be discussing the research that went into the writing of this work.
A Professor of History at the University of California Davis and author specializing in colonial Latin America, borderlands, and the Iberian world, Andres Resendez’s work has long been concerned with the dynamics of borderlands in North America, whether in terms of the emergence of ethnic or national identities or the prevalence of labor coercion and enslavement of indigenous peoples. He has also been interested in the earliest exploration of the Americas and the Pacific Ocean, and the role of technology in these early voyages of exploration. Selected Publications: Resendez, A. (2016) The Other Slavery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Resendez, A. (2007) A Land So Strange, Basic Books; Resendez, A. (2005) Changing National Identities at the Frontier, Cambridge University Press. Reséndez is the winner of a 2017 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy for his book The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (Mariner Books, April 2016), which was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His talk will be based on this work and is entitled, “Native American Slavery During the Pueblo Revolt.”