Contextos Series

Antoinette Sedillo López, Christine Marie Sierra, and Michael Trujillo, Series Editors

In keeping with the transdisciplinary mission of the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (SHRI) at the University of New Mexico, the Contextos Series publishes books that deepen our understanding of the historical, social, political, and cultural issues that impact Latinas and Latinos. Topics may span regional, national, and transnational contexts. We invite scholarship in Chicana and Chicano Studies, the social sciences, public policy, the humanities, health and natural science, and other professional fields.

Joaquín Ortega

Forging Pan-Americanism at the University of New Mexico
By Russ Davidson

In this important work Russ Davidson presents the first biography of Joaquín Ortega, introducing readers to Ortega’s life and work at the University of New Mexico as well as his close relationship with then UNM president James Zimmerman and other major figures.

Making Aztlán

Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977
By Juan Gómez-QuiñonesIrene Vásquez

This book provides a long-needed overview of the Chicana and Chicano movement’s social history as it grew, flourished, and then slowly fragmented. The authors examine the movement’s origins in the 1960s and 1970s, showing how it evolved from a variety of organizations and activities united in their quest for basic equities for Mexican Americans in U.S. society.