Visiting Scholar Program

Sylvia Mendoza

Sylvia Mendoza, Ph.D.

Project: The Implementation of Mexican American Studies
in Texas Schools

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The Visiting Scholars Program is designed to generate research about the Mexican and greater Latino community and attract scholars who may be interested in assuming a tenured or tenure track position at the University of Houston once their residency is completed. Research on Houston, the state of Texas and the southwest is given priority consideration.

Application Process

The University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies is soliciting applications for its Visiting Scholars Program for the next academic year. All interested scholars from relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Visiting Scholars receive a salary appropriate to rank and are expected to be in residence during the academic year. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have specializations in both Mexican and Mexican American Studies and who have an interest in remaining at the University of Houston in a tenured or tenure track position after their one year residency as the CMAS Visiting Scholar is completed.  Deadline for submission is April 1st of every year.*

*Additional information about the CMAS Visiting Scholar can be obtained by contacting the director at

The University of Houston provides equal treatment and opportunity to all persons without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation except where such distinction is required by law.  This statement reflects compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 and Title I of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and all other federal and state regulations.

Visiting Scholar Info Sheet