Aug 22nd, 2022
Dr. Emilio Zamora: The work of a scholar activist -
Scholars have always played a significant role in movements to advance racial and social justice. In Part II of his conversation with Ramona, Dr. Emilio Zamora discusses why and how scholars should be involved in the community. Dr. Zamora shares his work in Texas in the campaign for Ethnic Studies—involving petitions for inclusion in the standard curriculum and workshops to help teachers incorporate Ethnic Studies into their classrooms. This work keeps Dr. Zamora grounded and inspired to continue making the historical claim for divinely-inspired and constitutional-based rights for all. Originally from the small town of La Feria, in South Texas, Dr. Zamora is a Professor of History and the Clyde Rabb Littlefield Chair in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin.
For more information about Dr. Emilio Zamora, visit https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/history/faculty/ezamora.