NACCS Scholar 2017: Emilio Zamora, PhD

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies is pleased to announce that the 2017 NACCS Scholar is Dr. Emilio Zamora, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. As a founding member of NACCS, an active member of the Tejas Foco, and an award-winning historian, Dr. Zamora is a scholar and activist that the NACCS Board acknowledges as a leader in Chicana and Chicano Studies. Zamora is the author/editor/contributor/consultant of numerous books, anthologies, reports and articles. Dr. Zamora has received seven best book awards, a best article prize, and a Fulbright Garcia – Robles Fellowship. He also holds numerous posts in local, state, and national boards. Zamora spearheaded a team of local community members in Tejas that have been diligently working to implement Mexican American Studies within the Texas K-12 educational system.  He has been a vocal advocate and expert witness to school board hearings on the historically biased textbook on Mexican American history that the Texas Education Agency has accepted. He has been a professor since 1985 at the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin respectively. As a young scholar, Zamora left a profound imprint upon NACS [sic] putting forth proposals that would create the NACCS Scholar and the Frederick Cervantes Premio.   Zamora has consistently presented at our annual conference since its inception, has served as the Texas [sic] foco representative from 1989-1992, and was a member of the editorial board in 1991 and 1992.  We celebrate Dr. Zamora and the Tejas foco in this recognition!

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