Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Faculty

Emeriti Faculty

Alex Saragoza


Chicano/Latino Studies

Historical interface between processes of racialization and inequity in Latin America, especially Mexico and Cuba, and their intersections with immigration to the USA

PhD, 1979, University of California, San Diego, Doctoral program in Latin American history


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  • 580 Barrows Hall

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Bio & Research Interests

Reaganism and its repercussions for Mexicans in the USA; research being conducted at the Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Calif. Initial research report presented at the conference of Latin American Studies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2009. Tourism as a means to examine changes in the national imaginary of Mexico and Cuba in the neoliberal era; research being conducted on tourist development on the Pacific region of Mexico and on Havana, Cuba. Essay on tourist development in Baja California to appear this fall in a collection titled Holiday Encounters (Duke University Press).


Books

Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic
The Monterrey Elite and the Mexican State, 1880-1940

Select publications

The Monterrey Elite and the Mexican State, 1880-1940. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1988).

El elite regiomontano y el estado mexicano, 1880-1940. (Monterrey, N.L.: Fondo Editorial de Nuevo Leon, 2008). [Spanish translation of publication by University of Texas Press, 1988]

"Golfing in the Desert: Los Cabos and Post-PRI Tourism," in Holiday in Mexico: Essays on Tourism and Tourist Encounters, eds., Dina Berger and Andrew Wood (Durham: Duke University Press), in press.

Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in Mexico. Edited with Ana Paula Ambrosi and Silvia Zarate Guzman. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press), forthcoming. [Under contract, due September 2009]

"Los medios de comunicacion en Mexico y los Estados Unidos," in Los Elites y el Desarrollo, eds., Alejandra Salas-Porras and Karla Valverde (Mexico: SITESA-FCPYS-UNAM), in press.

"Cultural Representation and Mexican Migration," in Beyond the Border: The History of U.S.-Mexico Migration, ed., Mark Overmyer-Velasquez (Oxford University Press), forthcoming.

Life Stories: Voices from the East Bay Latino Community. (Oakland: Oakland Museum of California, 2004). [also eight exhibit posters with text]

"Tourism in Baja: Of Marinas and Mirages," in Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies (Fall 2004): 6-7, 40-41.

"Media, Politics and Reform in Mexico: The Specter of Televisa," in CLAS Newsletter (Fall 2003): 4-5, 29. [Published by the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley]

"The Selling of Mexico: Tourism and the State, 1929-1952," in Fragments of a Golden Age: The Politics of Culture in Mexico since 1940, eds., Gilbert M. Joseph, Anne Rubenstein, and Eric Zolov (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001): 91-115.

"Globalization and Latin Media Powers: The Case of Mexico's Televisa," in Continental Order? Integrating North America for Cybercapitalism, eds., Vincent Mosco and Dan Schiller (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2001): 64-85. (co-authored with Andrew Paxman)