Richard Flores is a professor of anthropology and Mexican-American studies. He also is an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts.
His research interests include folklore and expressive culture of Greater Mexico, and the anthropology of symbols and religion. His fields of study include social anthropology, folklore and public culture, borderlands and activist anthropology.
Dean Flores is the author of “Remembering the Alamo: Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol” (University of Texas Press, 2002). He is the editor of Adina De Zavala’s “History and Legends of the Alamo” (Arte Publico Press, 1996) and the author of “Los Pastores: History and Performance in the Mexican Shepherd’s Play of South Texas” (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995).