Past Visiting Scholars

Name Year Project
Elizabeth Farfan-Santos, Ph.D. 2014-2015 “Mexican Americans and the Affordable Care Act”
Eric Castillo, Ph.D. 2013-2014 “Artivism” and liberation theology in the queer immigrant, or UndocuQueer”
José Angel Hernández, Ph. D. 2013-2014 “Luis Siliceo and the Back to Mexico Movement: A Transnational Study of Resettlement Schemes”
George Díaz, Ph.D. 2011-2012 "Smugglers, Saints, and 'Aliens' in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands"
Vera Lopez, Ph.D. 2010-2011 "Girls, Gangs and Sexual Infidelity"
Ruben Cordova, Ph.D. 2009-2010 Casas’ Humanscape series
Estevan Azcona, Ph.D. 2008-2009 “Movimiento Music: The Borderlands of Cultural Nationalism in the Chicano Movement”
Jeronimo Cortina, Ph.D. Political Science 2007-2008 “One Size Does Not Fit All: Contemporary Public Opinions Towards Immigration”
Ramiro Martinez, Jr, Ph.D. Sociology 2006-2007 “Latino Violence by the Border: The Case of Houston 1985-2000”
Alice Cepeda, Ph.D.
2005-2006 “Paradoxical Autonomy: Sexo Servidoras on the U.S. Mexico Border”
Monica Perales, Ph.D.
2004-2005 “Smeltertown, Texas: Photography, Gender and the Making of a Mexican American Working Community”
Luis Alvarez, Ph.D.
2003-2004 “The Riddle of the Zoot Suit: Mexican American Youth Culture and the Politics of Struggle During World War II”
Raul Ramos, Ph.D.
2002-2003 “Texas State Policies Affecting Tejanos”
Marilyn Espitia, Ph.D.
2002-2003 “Latino Immigrants and Naturalization”
Luis Salinas, Ph.D.
2001-2002 “The Tejano Family”
Susan Moreno, Ph.D.
2001-2002 “Analysis of Undergraduate Experiences of Latinas in Science, Mathematics and Engineering”
Marie Theresa Hernandez, Ph.D.
2000-2001 “Reconditioning History: San Isidro Cemetery”
Sarah Cortez, M.A., M.S.
2000-2001 “Walking Home: A Memoir of Being Raised in Houston”
Sarah Cortez, M.A., M.S.
1999-2000 “Urban Speak: Poetry of the City”
Adolfo Santos, Ph.D. Political Science 1999-2000 “Hispanic Congressional Representation”
Angela Valenzuela, Ph.D.
1998-1999 “Subtractive Schooling: U.S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring”
Tony Diaz, M.F.A. Writer 1998-1999 “Leadership and Politics of Mexican Americans”
Jose Angel Gutierrez, Ph.D. Political Science 1997-1998 “Leadership and Politics of Mexican Americans”
Norma Olvera, Ph.D.
Center for Immigration
1997-1998 “Coping Strategies Among Immigrants in Mexican American Communities in Houston”
Paul Guajardo, Ph.D
1996-1997 "Chicano Comedy"
Armando Trujillo, Ph.D.
1996-1997 "In Search o Aztlan: Ethnic Identity and Cultural Production"
Judith A. Arroyo, Ph.D. 1995-1996 "Situational and Regional Variation In Ethnic Labels"
Lorna Dee Cervantes, M.A.
Creative Writing
1994-1995 Two Poetry Manuscripts:
“How Far is the War?” and “Bird Ave”
Roberto Salas, M.F.A. Artist 1993-1994 “Bajo del Sol Tejano” Mural painted at Austin High School
Avelardo Valdez, Ph.D.
Social Work
1992-1993 “Intermarriage Among Mexican Americans in Harris County, 1960-1990”
Manuel Peña, Ph.D. Anthropology/Music 1992-1993 “Musica Tejana”
Guadalupe San Miguel, Ph.D. History 1990-1991 “Brown, Not White: School Integration and Chicano Movement in Houston”
Thomas H. Kreneck, Ph.D.
1989-1990 “Mexican American Odyssey: Felix Tijerina Entrepreneur & Civic Leader, 1905-1965”
Maria del Refugio Robledo, Ph.D 1989-1990 “A Study of Intra-District Variation in Dropout Rates in HISD”
Emma Perez, Ph.D.
1988-1989 “Mexican American Women in Houston: Work, Family and Community 1900-1940”
Denise Elia Chavez
1988-1989 “The Face of an Angel”
Arnoldo De Leon
1986-1987 “Ethnicity in the Sunbelt: A History of Mexican Americans in Houston”