Professor — Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Professor, Department of History
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 512.475.8706
- Office: GAR 2.104B
- Office Hours: W 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., 1-2 p.m. & by appt.
- Campus Mail Code: B7000
Zamora has roots in the Mexico-Texas border dating back to the 1700s and grew up on both sides of the international line. He has taught at Juárez-Lincoln University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&I University, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Houston.
Zamora serves on the boards of the Hispanic History of Texas Project, headquartered at the University of Houston, and the City of Austin’s Mexican American Cultural Center, and directs the East Austin Oral History Project in association with the Texas Center for Educational Policy at the University of Texas.
He recently wrote Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas, Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2009, and will publish a forthcoming book, co-edited with Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez: Beyond the Latino WWII Hero; The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation. Austin: University of Texas, 2009).
His research interests include the history of Mexicans in the United States and their relationship with Mexico, as well as oral history, the history of the U.S. working class, Texas history, and the archival enterprise in Texas and northern Mexico.
Zamora’s research has been supported by the Institute of International Education (Fulbright García Robles Fellowship, Mexico), the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the University of California President’s Fellowship.
Mexicans in the United States since 1848; Oral History, Theory and Practice; Texas History in the Twentieth Century; The Historical Record in Texas and Northern Mexico; and the History of the U.S. Working Class
- Fulbright García-Robles Fellowship (Mexico), 2007-2008
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1995-1996
- Bolton-Kinnaird Award in Borderlands History (1992), The Western History Association, for “The Failed Promise of Wartime Opportunity for Mexicans in the Texas Oil Industry,” The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 95 (January 1992): 323-50
- T.R. Fehrenbach Award in Texas History (1994), Texas Historical Commission, for The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas, (College Station: Texas AandM University Press, 1993)
- H.L. Mitchell Award in Southern Working Class History (1994), the Southern Historical Association, for The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas.
- University of California President’s Fellowship, 1987-1988
- Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, 1986-1987
Zamora, E. (2009). Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation (Co-editor with Maggie Rivas Rodríguez). Austin: University of Texas Press.
Zamora, E. (1993). The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press.
- H. L. Mitchell Award in Southern Working Class History, The Southern Historical Association
- T. R. Fehrenbach Award in Texas History, Texas Historical Commission
Zamora, E. (1992. “The Failed Promise of Wartime Opportunity for Mexicans in the Texas Oil Industry,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 95 (January 1992): 323-50.
- Bolton-Kinnaird Award in Borderlands History, Western History Association
Zamora, E. (1992). Chicano Discourse: Selected Conference Proceedings of the National Association for Chicano Studies (Co-Editor with Tatcho Mindiola). Houston: A NACCS Publication, Center for Mexican American Studies.
Zamora, E. (1986). El Movimiento Obrero Mexicano en el Sur de Texas, 1900-1920. México, D.F.: Secretaría de Educación Pública.
Zamora, E. (1978), Author Consultant. Texas and Its History, 2nd ed. (Author-Consultant to authors-editors Joe B. Frantz, Robert K. Holz, Mildred P. Mayhall, and Sam W. Newman). Dallas: Pepper Jones Martinez, Inc., Publishers, 1978.
Zamora, E. (2009) Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas, Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II. Texas A&M University Press Texas A&M University Press.
- The Award of Merit for the best book published on Texas, fiction or non-fiction from the Philosophical Society of Texas
- The Clotilde P. García Tejano Book Prize from the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin
- Carol Horton Tullis Memorial Prize in Texas by the Texas State Historical Association
The Most Significant Scholarly Book prize for 2009 by the Texas Institute of Letters
Zamora, E., Cynthia Orozco, Rodolfo Rocha, Eds. (2000). Mexican Americans in Texas History.Texas State Historical Association Texas State Historical Association.
Zamora, E. (1986). El Movimiento Obrero Mexicano en el Sur de Texas, 1900-1920.
México, D.F.: Secretaría de Educación Pública.