Department of History
The University of Houston
524 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3003
Dr. Nancy Beck Young
Faculty and Staff
Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr.
Dr. San Miguel is a scholar of U.S. history who specializes in Mexican American Education. Professor San Miguel received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Much of San Miguel's research has focused on the impact of politics, culture, and language on the education of Mexican Americans. He also has served on the History Department's Executive and Graduate committees. He was President of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, has served on the Board of Directors for the Institute for the History of Texas Music at Southwestern Texas State University, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Latinos and Education. Professor San Miguel received the Public Forum Distinguished Lecture Award from North Harris College and Outstanding Book Award for the best book on the History of Education in 2001 for Brown, Not White.
Dr. San Miguel teaches a variety of classes in Chicano studies. Most recently he has taught classes in The History of Tejano Music; Latinos, Politics, & Education; Chicano History Since 1910; The Chicano/a Movement; and Readings in Mexican American history.
Dr. San Miguel is the author of five books and numerous scholarly articles. He has also been an invited speaker and presented papers at national conferences. His current research focuses on ethnicity, religion and politics in the schooling of Mexican children and Latino activism in school reform.
- Those Who Dared: Ethnic Mexican Struggles for Education in the Southwest since the 1960s. (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2013).
- “Comparative Struggles for Educational Equality in the US since the 1960s,” The International Journal of the Humanities (Online edition) vol. 9, Issue 4 (2012): 299-307 (http://www.Humanities-Journal.com).
- “The Fight for Bilingual Education in Houston: An Insider’s Perspective,” The Houston Review. Vol. 9, Number 1 (Fall 2011): 48-51.
- “Nativism, Immigration and the Latinization of America,” Forum on Public Policy Online: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table, Vol 2011, No. 2 (posted August 2011): 1-23.
- "Latino Education in Twentieth-Century America: A Brief History." (With Rubén Donato) In Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Sofia A. Villenas, Ruth Trinidad Galván, Juan Sánchez Munoz, Corinne Martínez, and Margarita Machado-Casas, Eds., Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. (NY: Routledge, 2010): 27-62.
- "When Tejano Ruled the Airwaves: The Rise and Fall of KQQK in Houston, Texas," In Ed A. Munoz, Editor, Chican@: Critical Perspectives and Praxis at the Turn of the Century (National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, 2008).
- "Equity Struggles and Educational Reform," In Josué M. González, Editor, Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education. (Los Angeles: Sage, 2008), 274-280.
- "The Impact of Brown on Mexican American Desegregation Litigation, 1950s to 1980s," Journal of Latinos and Education. Vol. 4, no. 4 (2005): 221-236.
- Contested Policy: The Rise and Fall of Federal Bilingual Education (University of North Texas Press, 2004).
- Tejano Proud: Tex Mex Music in the 20th Century (Texas A&M University Press, 2002).
- Brown, Not White: School Integration and the Chicano Movement (Texas A&M University Press, 2001).
- Let all of Them Take Heed: Mexican Americans and the Quest for Educational Equality (University of Texas Press, 1987; reissued by Texas A&M University Press, 2001).