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Gabriela Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of History.  She received her Ph.D. in History from Stanford University in 2005.  Her research centers on transborder political and social activists in South Texas from 1900 to 1960.  Dr. Gonzalez's book under contract with Oxford University Press is titled Redeeming La Raza:  Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights.  Also forthcoming is a book chapter on the transnational advocacy of journalist Jovita Idar to appear in the upcoming edited volume, Texas Women/American Women:  Their Lives and Times (University of Georgia Press, 2014).  Dr. Gonzalez has started work on her second book project, a political biography of the Idar family.  She has published some of her work on transborder activism and the politics of race, class, and gender in various encyclopedic articles as well as a full-length 2003 article appearing in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s History focused on Carolina Munguía and Emma Tenayuca.  The University of Nebraska Press reprinted this article in 2007.  Both the article and its reprint were part of the Gender in the Borderlands Conference proceedings, edited by Antonia I. Castañeda and Sue Armitage.

Dr. Gonzalez teaches U.S. history, the history of the U.S.-Mexican borderlands, Latina/o history, women’s history, and Historical Methods.  She was selected as an awardee of the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship for 2007-2008.  In 2012-2013, she served as the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Visiting Scholar.  In this capacity she organized The UTSA-ITC Civil and Human Rights in Texas Series involving undergraduate student activists, graduate student researchers, community activists, established scholars and public intellectuals who came together to examine the meanings, implications, and promise of struggles for rights across the axes of difference as experienced today and in previous eras.

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