Core Faculty — Ph.D., Stanford University
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: 512.471.7537
- Office: SAC 5.158
- Campus Mail Code: C3200
Additional affiliations: Latin American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Urban Studies
2011. Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants: A Texas History.
2007. Latinos and the Mestizo Racial Heritage of Mexican Americans. In: Renato Rosaldo and Juan Flores, eds. Companion to Latino Studies. Pp. 313- 324. Blackwell Press.
2001. Recovering History, Constructing Race - The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans.
1995. The Mexican Outsiders: A Community History of Marginalization and Discrimination in California.
WGS 393 • Oral Traditions And History
W 200pm-500pm SAC 5.118
(also listed as
ANT 391, LAS 391, MAS 392 )
This course will examine oral traditions (narratives about the past) and the politics of writing histories. We will explore how ethnographers recover historical information and reconstitute community histories. Auto-ethnography and autobiography will also be explored as historical methods and theoretical approaches that attempt to change the relations between author and informant.
Central issues of analysis include: hermeneutics, oral tradition theories and methods, how people remember the past, memory, the politics of writing, and race.