Lecture: "Texas Agrarian Rebels and the Mexican Revolution"
Sat, October 13, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • ACC Northridge Campus, Lecture Hall, Bldg. 4000
The 2012 Emeritus Professors Lectures Series: "Tumultuous Decades in the Rural Towns of Texas" and the Austin Community College (ACC) History Department present a lecture by Dr. Emilio Zamora, entitled "Texas Agrarian Rebels and the Mexican Revolution".
Zamora is a Fulbright Scholar and Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has authored three books, co-edited three anthologies, assisted in the production of a Texas history text, and published numerous scholarly articles. He has garnered six best book awards, a best article prize, and a Fulbright García-Robles fellowship in 2007-08. His latest publications are Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas, Mexican Job Politics during World War II and Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation.
Zamora is the Principal Investigator of the Tejano History Curriculum Project, a cirrculum development and implementation project, sponsored by the Tejano Monument Inc., a Fellow in the Texas State Historical Association, a member of the Insitute of Texas Letters, and a Fellow of the Barbara White Stuart Centennial Professorship in Texas History at the University of Texas.
The Emeritus Professors Lecture Series is sponsored by the Austin Community College History Department in honor of distinguished emeritus professors of history. The annual function brings together students and faculty to explore and discuss various topics in the history of our state and region. As they do at other historical gatherings across Texas and the nation, A.C.C. faculty members share the findings of their research and publications. Some 250 attendees gather each year at this half-day symposium, which is free and open to the public.
Most of the speakers for the Emeritus Professors Lecture Series are historians from other academic institutions who have distinguished themselves through publications, teaching, awards, or leadership in the field of history or other related disciplines. Each year, speakers also include faculty members of Austin Community College. Speakers are selected on the basis of their relevance of their topic to the theme for a particular year, their demonstration the qualities of exemplary scholarship, and the quality of their presentation. The Lecture Series may occasionally invite supporting presenters to display examples of material culture or art to illustrate the scholarly theme for a particular year.
Sponsored by the ACC History Department.