Mario T. Garcia

Mario T. Garcia

Office Location

1720 South Hall


Chicano history, race and ethnicity, southwestern history, autobiography, Latino religion


University of Texas at El Paso B.A. History (U.S.)
University of Texas at El Paso M.A. History (Latin American)
University of California, San Diego Ph.D. History (U.S., Latin American, Chicano)



Twentieth century historian with expertise in mass immigration from Mexico; the development of immigrant communities such as El Paso; the “Mexican-American Generation” from the 1930s to the early 1960s; emergence of new leadership among the U.S. born generation; as well as the Chicano Movement Generation of the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

Research involves generational approaches, civil rights struggles, oral history, and even more recently Chicano Catholic history.


Latino: The Changing Face of America from Carsey-Wolf Center on Vimeo.



Enhanced E-Book Version (with Sal Castro) "Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice." 
(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012)

"The Chicano Movement: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century."
(Full Contract from Routledge Press, expected publication date 2014)

"The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America."
(Advanced Contract from University of North Carolina Press)

Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice
(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011)

Catolicos: Resistance and Affirmation in Chicano Catholic History
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008).

Memories of Chicano History: The Life and Narrative of Bert Corona
(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).

Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso, 1880-1920
(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981).