Professor, Department of Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Garcia is a 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. His research involves generational approaches, civil rights struggles, oral history, and even more recently Chicano Catholic history.

Experience

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    Professor, Department of Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara