History, Political Science, and Philosophy


Dr. Alberto Rodriguez

Associate Professor of History and Director of the Mexican American Studies Institute

Alberto Rodriguez is an Associate Professor of History, and Director of the Mexican American Studies Institute. Rodriguez has published: Mexican American Baseball in the Alamo Region (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2015), “Ponte El Guante! Baseball on the US/Mexican Border: The Game and Community Building, 1920s-1970s,” The Journal of the West(Fall 2015), “Spanish Southern States Recording Expedition,” with Rene Torres, Journal of Texas Music History (Fall 2016) and “Africana Aesthetics: Creating a Critical Black Narrative from Photographs in South Texas” in Africana Theory, Policy, and Leadership: A Social Science Analysis edited by James L. Conyers, Jr. (Transaction Publishers: 2016). His upcoming projects Urban Borderlands: Anglos, Mexicans, and African Americans in South Texas 1929-1964 and Rancho La Union: A Transnational History of the Borderlands is a comparative multiethnic analysis of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, focusing on race relations in American and Borderland society with a specialty in Mexican American and African American encounters. Rodriguez holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 20th Century American History with a minor in Women's Studies and teaches courses on Latin@ History, Mexican American History, Chicana/o History, Texas History, and African American History. He was born in Greeley, Colorado but calls Edinburg, Texas home. 

Texas A&M University-Kingsville
700 University Blvd. MSC 165
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Rhode Hall 331
voice: 361-593-2467
email: alberto.rodriguez2@tamuk.edu

Dr. Alberto Rodriguez