Meet Sergio our Graduate Teaching Assistant!


Sergio Barrera, a 23 year old resident of Pharr, Texas, is a current graduate student pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing in Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Barrera has been involved in many student organizations including the Latino Fraternity Phi Iota Alpha, La Unión de Chicanxs Hijxs de Aztlán and was even the cheerleading captain as an undergraduate. Barrera is deeply committed to social justice and educational equity for students of color.  He has been accepted into a number of PhD programs with the intent to become a professor and continue mentoring students of color, Latinos in particular, at the post-secondary level.

Suerte MAS Faculty & Students at NACCS Tejas Foco in Houston, TX!

NACCSSuerte to our MAS faculty & students who are heading to the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Tejas 2016 Foco in Houston this weekend! There are 30+ students and faculty from MAS UTRGV on the program!

Felicidades to the WAKE-UP Performance group who will be opening up the conference!

wake up group

The full program can be found at the link below.

Sin Fronteras Independent Book Festival


The Sin Fronteras Independent Book Festival is a celebration of books and those that create them, sell them, and read them. It is our mission to present a space in the Rio Grande for small presses, libraries, independent authors, artists, and booksellers to present their work to the general public. In an effort to highlight the literary cultural legacy of our society, books are permanent reminders of our culture and through a celebration of the written word we offer the community a reminder that books are an important part of who we are who we will continue to be. This Book Festival is spearheaded by the Coalition of New Chican@ Artists (CONCA).

McAllen Creative Incubator
601 N. Main St.
McAllen, TX
Saturday, March 5th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm