Happenings in the Humanities

The New Mexico Humanities Now program supports students in the humanities make a smooth transition from CNM to the University of New Mexico.


For degree requirements:
CHSS School Advisor
(Position currently vacant)
(505) 224-3567

Learn your way around CNM:
Amanda Glennon Alvarez
Outreach Manager 
(505) 224-4000 x 52996

Learn about transferring to UNM:
Gerardo Martinez Luna
UNM Transfer Advisor 
(505) 277-2247

How Humanities Now Can Work for You:
Danielle Berrien
Transfer Education Specialist

CNM-UNM Humanities Transfer Web Page

New Mexico Humanities Now

The New Mexico Humanities Now program supports students in the humanities make a smooth transition from CNM to the University of New Mexico. The transfer program provides student support in the transfer process, educational programs and presentations, mentoring by graduate student "Bridge Mentors," opportunities for internships, assisting faculty research, and exploring careers in the humanities.

Learn more about the transfer roadmaps and the benefits available to you.

UNM Humanities Mentor Program

How do I get to work with a mentor?

As you transfer to UNM, you will be assigned a mentor based on your intended major. Your mentor is pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. degree in your major, and very possibly was a transfer student from a community college (CNM) to a 4-year university (UNM), like you! They can give you tips on navigating the system here, and they have the scoop on internship and research (with UNM faculty) possibilities too. Your mentor’s goal is to guide you through the process of becoming a successful student at UNM, connecting you with people and resources to do so.

How can I find more information?

For more information and to get involved please contact Danielle Berrien, Transfer Education Specialist, Mellon NM Humanities Now! Program, 505.277.4621 

UNM Summer 2021 Southwest Mellon Academy

The purpose of Summer Academy is to create a seamless transfer pathway for CNM students to UNM, where students develop critical thinking and research skills for academic success. Students can earn six credits toward a UNM degree, a stipend, and mentoring for success as a UNM Lobo student. Courses are Financial Aid eligible and can be transferred back to CNM to be counted towards your CNM program completion.

For more information contact Danielle Berrien, Transfer Education Specialist, Mellon NM Humanities Now! Program, 505.277.4621

Fall 2020 Events

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About the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. To this end, the Foundation supports exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work.

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CNM is proud to partner with UNM College of Arts and Sciences in this endeavor.

These events are a part of the Community College University Partnerships funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Indigenous Futures Month: November 2020

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What began a century ago as one day to honor the significant contributions of the First Peoples on the lands we collectively call North America, has transformed into a month of celebration, action, and acknowledgement. For the month of November, CHSS presents Indigenous Futures Month, with several events that look at the future.

Looking for social? Find it on Instagram @chssliberalarts, or Twitter @chssliberalarts. If you have any questions about these events, please contact Marya Jones at

Upcoming Events

Rumble Panel

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.

 Zoom Virtual Link:

Event: Panel

Speakers: Dana Raidt, Author of Link Wray: The First Man in Black,  Becki Jones, Diné (Weedrat, Nizhóní Girls, Sing Down the Moon) and Ryan Dennison, Diné (Ryan Dennison and the Dimensions,  Sani Scarves)

Description: It's Indigenous Futures Month. The Rumble Panel is rock-n-roll discussion inspired by the film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.

Haven’t seen Rumble yet? The Guild Cinema is showing the film on November 12-13.

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.

Zoom Virtual Link:

Event: Panel

Speakers: Andi Murphy, Navajo, Producer and Host of Toasted Sister Podcast, Reyna Banteah, Pueblo of Zuni, Founder of Ts'uyya Farm, Travis McKenzie, Grow the Future Executive Director, Garden Coordinator, Project Feed the Hood

Description: Indigenous Food Sovereignty is the right to ecological, healthy, sustainable food and the autonomy to grow, produce, harvest and share with power, outside the boundaries of colonial/settler surveillance and control. This panel is a portal to foodways and future harvests.

Indigenous Futures: Balancing Worlds

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.

Zoom Virtual Link:

Event: Panel

Speakers: Raven Chacón, Diné Composer/Noise Artist, Dr. Grace Dillon, Anishinaabe, European, Professor of the Indigenous Nations Studies Program at Portland State University, Dr. Lee Francis, Pueblo of Laguna, Founder of Red Planet Books and Comics and Indigenous Comic-Con, Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée, Anishinaabe, Métis, and Irish, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Media & Information and Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures, Michigan State University, Dr. Brian Hudson, Cherokee, Futurist and CNM Professor.

Description: The phrase Indigenous Futurisms, coined by Dr. Grace Dillon pays homage to Afrofuturism while revealing the Indigenous imagination projected through space and time. This panel will explore Indigenous Futurisms through comics, music, video games, graphic novels and more.

Past Events

Pathways to College: Native American Scholarships Event With Dr. Corey Still of the American Indian Graduate Center

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Latin American Speaker Series 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

Mellon Humanities Grant Guest Speaker Andrew Taggart

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andrew Taggart
Title: The Liberal Arts During the Meta-Crisis

Latin American Speaker Series

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Friday, September 25, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

Latin American Speaker Series 

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. 

Speaker: Josefina Bittar, UNM PhD Candidate Department of Linguistics
Title: Researching Paraguayan Guarani: The Minoritized Language of the Majority