CHOOSE A LANGUAGE BELOW

RUDOLFO ANAYA’S MAGIC WITH WORDS

Grayscale pencil drawing portrait of Rudolfo Anaya

By Chris Chaves
“It seems that, for Anaya at least, libraries and the magical words hidden in their books can serve to impart knowledge, facilitate love, and encourage empathy about others.”

ECOLINGUISTICS AND HOW LANGUAGE CAN SAVE THE WORLD

Little boy feeding two white ducks by hand

By Monika Dziamka
“It’s hard to talk about gender, equality, and equity without also talking about issues surrounding sustainability and the environment—which in turn relate to issues of power, colonialism, and capitalism.”

THE BENEFITS OF LIVING IN A SMALL TOWN

Photo of a vibrant sunset with basketball hoop in the foreground

By Olivia Thomas
“While some enjoy living in a big city that is a fast-paced and always feels busy, others find beauty in the simplicity that pairs with living in a small town.”

REFLECTIONS ON THE BLACK FOOTPRINT IN NEW MEXICO

Headshot of Darryl Wellington

By Darryl Wellington
“Let’s begin with a story that reflects my concerns that the Black presence isn’t significantly appreciated — but that simultaneously reaffirms my belief in the importance of teaching New Mexican Black history.”

WHERE ARE THE HUMANITIES IN THE CLIMATE CRISIS?

Headshot of A.T. Cole

By Thomas Cole
“Ethics are a core Humanities discipline and Aldo Leopold’s ‘The Land Ethic’ in his 1948 A Sand County Almanac is, as Wallace Stegner wrote, ‘almost a holy book in conservation circles… one of the great love letters to the natural world.'”