John Morán González is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Texas at Austin. A recipient of major fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, Morán González is author of the books Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature and The Troubled Union: Expansionist Imperatives in Post-Reconstruction American Novels. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, and has served upon the Executive Committee for the Division for Chicano/a Literature of the Modern Language Association.
Trinidad Gonzales is a history instructor at South Texas College. His articles have appeared in the books War Along the Border: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities, and Hybrid Identities. His current book project is “Imperial Ethnicities: Mexicanos, México Texanos, México Americanos, and the Politics of Rights and Citizenship.” It examines processes of United States colonization of Mexicans in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Gonzales is a councilor of the American Historical Association’s Teaching Division (2014-2017), and coordinates the Mexican American Studies degree at STC.
Sonia Hernández is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, College Station. She has chapters in War Along the Border: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities; Trabajo y género en Tamaulipas; Tamaulipas en el Espejo de su Historia and her book, Working Women into the Borderlands, published in 2014 by Texas A&M University Press, received the Sara A. Whaley Book Prize from the National Women’s Studies Association. She has a forthcoming chapter on female garment workers from Monterrey, Nuevo León and is currently working on a book that examines the origins of a transnational feminist network rooted in ideas of anarcho-syndicalism that involved women from south Texas, Tampico, New York, Buenos Aires, and Barcelona. She served as the Humanities Advisor of “Voices of the Valley,” an NEH-funded and Texas Folklife Border Radio Project, Co-PI on an NEH project, “From Porciones to Colonias” while at UT-Pan American, and served as Co-Director of Mexican American Studies and Co-PI of CHAPS (Community Historic Archeology Project with the Schools) also while at UT-Pan American. Hernandez will also begin her tenure as contributing editor of LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas.
Benjamin Johnson is an Assistant Professor in History at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Johnson’s primary areas of research and teaching include environmental history, North American borders, and Latino history. His first book, Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans, examined the violence of the 1910s in order to offer a new interpretation of the origins of the Mexican-American civil rights movement. He continued his interest in Mexican American history in Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place, a collaboration with photographer Jeffrey Gusky, and in journal articles about the ties between Mexican-American politics and postrevolutionary Mexico.
Monica Muñoz Martínez is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the American Studies Program at Yale University. While at Yale she co-founded the Public Humanities Initiative in American Studies. At Brown she offers courses in Latino/a History, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, the Public Humanities, and feminist research methods. Her research has been funded by the Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, and the Texas State Historical Association. In addition to developing her manuscript, “‘Inherited Loss’: Reckoning with Anti-Mexican Violence, 1910-Present,” she is also a Public Humanities Fellow at the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.
Support for the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.
Image courtesy Robert Runyon Photograph Collection,The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.