Professor — Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Professor, Department of History
history of Mexicans in the U.S.; oral history and archival enterprise in Texas and northern Mexico
The WWI Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz, Edited by Emilio Zamora; Translated by Emilio Zamora, with [assistance from] Ben Maya. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014. The original: Los México-Americanos en La Gran Guerra y Su Contingente en Pró de la Democracia, La Humanidad y La Justicia (San Antonio: Artes Gráficas, 1933).
One book award in 2014, and three book festival selections (Austin, San Antonio and Laredo) as featured author in 2014, 2015.
Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas; Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2009.
Four book awards in 2009 and 2010, and one book festival selection (Austin) as featured author in 2010.
The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1993.
Two book awards in 1994.
El Movimiento Obrero Mexicano en el Sur de Texas, 1900-1920. México, D.F.: Secretaría de Educación Pública, 1986.
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, 2009.
Mexican Americans in Texas History; Selected Essays (Lead editor, with Cynthia Orozco and Rodolfo Rocha). Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2000.
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, 1992.
Tejanos Through Time: Selections from the Handbook of Tejano History (Lead Editor, with Andrés Tijerina). Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2016. Released during the 2016 Annual TSHA Conference.
Author-Consultant (with Dr. Walter Buenger, Texas A&M University), New Generation Social Studies, Grade 7 Texas History. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc., 2015.
(Author-Consultant to authors-editors Joe B. Frantz, Robert K. Holz, Mildred P. Mayhall, and Sam W. Newman). Texas and Its History, 2nd Eds. Dallas: Pepper Jones Martinez, Inc., Publishers, 1978.
Essays (Since 2000)
“Academia Cuauhtli and the Eagle: Danza Mexica and the Epistemology of the Circle,” Voices in Urban Education, No. 41 (Annenberg Institute for School Reform), Second author with Angela Valenzuela and Brenda Rubio, 2015.
“José de la Luz Sáenz; Experiences and Autobiographical Consciousness,” In Anthony Quiroz, Ed., Leaders of the Mexican American Generation, Biographical Essays. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 2015.
Two single-authored articles on Mexican American topics for the Handbook of Texas Online, 2015. The encyclopedia articles addressed the following topics: “José de la Luz Sáenz,” and “Las Escuelas del Centenario.”
“Introduction,” In The WWI Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz, Edited by Emilio Zamora; Translated by Emilio Zamora, with Ben Maya. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014, pp. 1-19.
“The World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz,” Somos en Escrito; The Latino Literary Online Magazine, July 25, 2014, 10 pp.
“To Preserve Our Words is to Free Our People,” Somos, The Latino Online Literary Magazine, August 9, 2013, 12 pp. Reprinted in Historia Chicana (Online site on Mexican American history), August 11, 2013. This is a revised version of the keynote presentation that I made at the CMAS/LLILAS-sponsored Spring Symposium, “The Mexican American Archival Enterprise at the Benson Latin American collection: An Historical Appraisal,” April 18-19, 2013.
“The Failed Promise of Wartime Opportunity for Mexicans in the Texas Oil Industry,” In Texas Labor History, Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and James C. Maroney. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013. This is a reprint of a 1992 article that appeared in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and that received the best article award (1992) on Borderlands History from the Western Historical Association.
“Alonso Perales and the Hemispheric Strategy for Civil Rights,” In Defense of My People, Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican American Public Intellectuals, Edited by Michael Olivas. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2013.
“Moving the Liberal-Minority Coalition Up the Educational Pipeline,” In Politics and the History Curriculum: The Struggle over Standards in Texas and the Nation, Edited by Keith Erekson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
“Las Escuelas del Centenario in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato; Internationalizing Mexican History,” In Recovering the Hispanic History of Texas, Edited by Mónica Perales and Raul Ramos. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2010, pp. 38-66.
“Introduction,” In Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation, Edited by Maggie Rivas Rodríguez and Emilio Zamora. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009, pp. 1-10.
“Mexican Nationals in the U.S. Military during World War II, Diplomacy and Battlefield Sacrifice,” In Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation, Edited by Maggie Rivas Rodríguez and Emilio Zamora. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009, pp. 90-109, 199-203.
“Mexico’s Wartime Intervention on Behalf of Mexicans in the United States, A Turning of Tables,” In Mexican Americans and World War II,” Edited by Maggie Rivas Rodríguez. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005, pp. 221-43.
“History, Agency and Political Struggle; A Different View,” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Special Issue, “Presence, Voice, and Politics in Chicana/o Studies,” Edited by Angela Valenzuela, Vol. 18, no. 2 (March-April 2005): 247-54.
“La guerra en pro de la justicia y la democracia en Francia y Texas: José de la Luz Sáenz y el lenguaje del movimiento mexicano de los derechos civiles,” ISTOR, Revista de Historia Internacional 4, Núm. 13 (Verano 2003): 9-35. Translation of 2002 article, “Fighting on Two Fronts.”
“Fighting on Two Fronts: José de la Luz Saenz and the Language of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement,” In Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume IV, Edited by José F. Aranda, Jr. and Silvio Torres-Saillant. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2002, pp. 214-39.
“The Américo Paredes Papers,” The Journal of South Texas 15, no. 2 (Fall 2002): 14-31.
“Introduction,” In Mexican Americans in Texas History, Edited by Emilio Zamora, Cynthia Orozco, and Rodolfo Rocha. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2000. I was the principal author of the “Introduction.”
“Mutualist and Mexicanist Expressions of a Mexican Political Culture in Texas,” In Mexican Americans in Texas History, Edited by Emilio Zamora, Cynthia Orozco, and Rodolfo Rocha. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2000.
“Jose de La Luz Saenz, 1888-1951,” El Mesteño,Vol. 3, Issue 31 (April 2000), 4-5.
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