The Curriculum Vitae of Jaime R Puente

EDUCATION

JaimeRPuente.com - Curriculum VitaeThe University of Texas at Austin
Department of American Studies
PhD in American Studies Beginning Fall 2013

The University of Texas at Austin
Center for Mexican American Studies
M.A. in Mexican American Studies Completed December 2013

University of Houston – Downtown
B.A in English Completed May 2010
Major: English
Minor: Philosophy

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Texas House of Representatives
Legislative Director – District 131
April 2017 – Present

The University of Texas at Austin
Academic Mentor – Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Spring 2015 – Spring 2017

The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Assistant – Introduction to American Studies
Spring 2015 – Dr. Janet Davis

Lone Star College – Victory Center
Adjunct Instructor: ENGL 0307 – Developmental Writing II
Summer II 2013

The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Assistant – AMS311
Introduction to American Studies
Spring 2013 – Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez

University of Texas at Austin
Tejano History Curriculum Project
Graduate Assistant – Website Coordinator
Fall 2012 – Dr. Emilio Zamora

University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Assistant – HIS320R
Texas History, 1914- Present
Fall 2012 – Dr. Emilio Zamora

40th Reunion of La Raza Unida Party
Digital Video Archiving & Cataloguing
July – August 2012

40th Reunion of La Raza Unida Party
Oral History Interview Coordinator
July 2012

University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Assistant – HIS 314K
History of Mexican Americans in the U.S.
Spring 2012 – Dr. John McKiernan-Gonzalez

University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Assistant – HIS 314K
History of Mexican Americans in the U.S.
Fall 2012 – Dr. Emilio Zamora

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

College Recruitment Fellowship
University of Texas at Austin Graduate School, Spring 2014

Graduate Professional Development Award
Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin – Fall 2012

Dean’s List
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown – Spring 2010

Winner of 2009-2010 English Portfolio Award
Department of English, University of Houston-Downtown

Recipient of 2010 Upper-Division Literature Award
Department of English, University of Houston-Downtown

Student Representative
UH-Downtown Presidential Search Advisory Committee Dec. 2008 – May 2009

Dean’s List
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown Fall 2008 – Spring 2009

President, Pro-Tem
Student Government Association, University of Houston-Downtown Spring 2009

Vice-President, Pro-Tem
Student Government Association, University of Houston-Downtown Fall 2008

President
Toastmasters, University of Houston- Downtown 2008-2009

PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES

“Collective Action and Chican@ Education: Politics and Possibilities in Context”
Paper presented at “Chicana/o Studies in an Era of Globalization, War and Mass Expulsions” with Patricia Lopez, PhD.
National Association of Chicana & Chicano Studies Annual Conference, April 2017

Moderator, Art and Cultural Production as Resistance and Identity Panel
35th Annual ILASSA Student Conference on Latin American Studies
Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies
The University of Texas at Austin, February 2015

“Pedagogies of Liberation: Teaching Across Borders During the Chicana/o Movement, 1968-1975”
Paper presented at “The West and the World”
54th Annual Western History Association Conference, October 2014

“Juarez-Lincoln University: Alternative Education and the Chicana/o Movement, 1970 – 1983”
Paper presented at The Sal Castro Memorial Conference on
the Emerging Historiography of the Chicano Movement
Chicana/o Studies Department, UC Santa Barbara, February 2014

Moderator, Universos y Iconos Revisionistas Panel
“Illustrating Anarchy & Revolution Conference: Mexican Legacies of Global Change”
Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, February 2013

“Juarez-Lincoln University: Alternative Education and the Chicana/o Movement, 1970 – 1983”
Center for Mexican American Studies – Student Plática
University of Texas at Austin, April 2013

Chair, Education Panel
The Mexican American Archival Enterprise at the Benson Latin American Collection:
An Historical Appraisal
Center for Mexican American Studies and the LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection, April 2013

“‘¡Que Viva La Rainey’: Culture and Community in the Rise and Fall of ‘Los Elementos’”
Paper to be presented at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Scholars 40th Annual Conference, March 2013

“‘Son[s] of the Great Mother Whore’: The Failures of Revolutionary Masculinity in Jose Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho
Paper presented at the Western Literature Association 47th Annual Conference, November 2012

“Democracy in Peril: Solving the Crisis of the U.S./Mexico Border”
Paper presented at the University of Houston- Downtown “Gender Across the Disciplines” Undergraduate Conference, April 2010

“Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement”
Lecture given at Lone Star College as a supplement to U.S History from 1877 survey course, Fall 2009

“Inverting Masculinity in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried”
Paper Presented at University of Houston- Downtown “Policing Gender” Undergraduate Conference, April 2009

“History and Legacy of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement”
Lecture given at Lonestar College as a supplement to U.S History from 1877 survey course, Spring 2009

PUBLICATIONS

Online Publications

Published articles for Politic365.com Web site:

Selected articles published on the BizTools.com Web site:

  • “Jiwire.com- Stay Connected with Hotspot Locator”
  • “How To: Lead an Effective Business Meeting”
  • “How To: Plan a Successful Meeting”
  • “How To: Use and Read Body Language”
  • “Staff Cal- Keep Track of Your Employees”
  • “TechCrunch.com- Crunch the Latest Tech News”
  • “BillShrink.com- Find Inner Peace Knowing that Shrinkage is Good”
  • “FTAlphaville- Follow the Financial Chatter in FT Alphaville”

News Articles

“Is the American Dream Dead?”
Published in DateLine Downtown
Newspaper for the University of Houston-Downtown: May 3, 2010

“Review: O’Kane Theatre’s Spring Production of As You Like It
Published in Dateline: Downtown
Newspaper for the University of Houston-Downtown: April 19- May3, 2010

Scholarship Essay:

“Keeping the Story Alive: An Interview with a Hispanic Elder”
Published in the Houston Hispanic Genealogical Society Annual Journal: 2008 Scholarship Essay Contest Winner

Text Book Supplement:

“Speech of Introduction”

Helped design an instructional strategy, and performed those strategies in the Narrative Text version which accompanies the text, Public Speaking: Choices for Effective Results, published by Kendall Hunt, 2008

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Association for Chicano & Chicana Studies
  • Association for Borderland Studies
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Texas Historical Association
  • Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
  • Western Literature Association
  • Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society)
  • Phi Sigma Tau (National Philosophy Honor Society)
  • Toastmasters
  • Houston Hispanic Genealogical Society