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Juan Gómez-Quiñones


RESEARCH PROFESSOR


Contact Information

Email    QUINONES@HISTORY.UCLA.EDU
Office  6297 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-4362
Professor Gómez-Quiñones specializes in the fields of political, labor, intellectual, and cultural history.

From 1969 to the present he has taught university classes each year and has delivered papers before professional historical societies and other professional venues in the United States and Mexico. During this time, he has completed several research projects, relating to political/labor history and public policy. Among his over 30 published writings are the books or monographs: Mexican American Labor.•.. 1790-1990; The Roots of Chicano Politics: 1600-1940; Chicano Politics 1940-1990; Porfirio Diaz-Los Intellectuals; Sembradores: Ricardo Flores Magón and the PLM; Mexican Students for La Raza, and the articles "On Culture," "Caso and the Idea of Progress," "Toward a Perspective on Chicano History," "Chicano Labor Conflict and Organizing, 1900-1920," "Mexican Immigration to the United States," "Critique on the National Question," "The Relations Between the Mexican Community in the United States and Mexico," and "Questions Within Women's Historiography," and the recent "What Comes Around Goes Around," "Outside/Inside, Popular Culture in the Making," "The Border as Image (Sp.);" "A Triangular Paradigm on Hybridities"; "Latino-Latino Americans (co-author)"; "A.Caso Las ironias de un modernista;" "Tlecuauhila zupeuth/Guadalupe/Tonantzin"; "2X2=4, 2 Essays on Indigeneity and Indigenitude"; and "Sin Frontera, Sin Cuartel (PLM, 1900-1930)." He is completing a study on historical arts and culture, "Times and Seasons," and a collection of essays on ethics and literary and ideological actors, "North and South." His current major book project (co-author) is on the CCM mobilizations of the 60s and 70s decades, Aztlan Making and an autobiography.

Since 1969, Professor Gómez-Quiñones has been active in higher education, culture activities promotion and Chicano Studies efforts. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and pursued his research at the University of Texas during 1972-1973 working with Professor Américo Paredes. He trained in social analysis at the Newberry Library Community History Program, Chicago, 1975. Presently, he is Professor of History, UCLA. At one time he served as Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA. Professor Gómez-Quiñones was a founding co-editor of Aztlan, International Journal of Chicano Studies Research. He has also served on UC system and campus committees and is a consistent supporter and contributor to the development of Chicano Studies, including co-founder of two programs and co-editor of the Plan de Santa Barbara. He has served on advisory committees, for The College Board/ETS, and FIPSE, and served as panelist or reviewer for the NEH & NEA, and national foundations. He is a published poet, 5th and Grande Vista, and several critics have written on his work.

Professor Gómez-Quiñones has for many years been active in civic affairs. Apart from his academic interest, he is recognized as an able community organizer and planner. Some of his activities have been civil rights, electoral politics, community education, labor rights, immigrant equities advocacy, legal defense, youth leadership, and cultural programs. He participated in UMAS-MECHA, The Congress of Mexican-American Unity, EICC, The Urban Coalition, and various community political efforts and publications efforts principally in Los Angeles. From the eighties to nineties he participated as co-organizer of pro-immigrant rights efforts and marches including the 1996 Washington D.C. National Immigrant Rights march for which he wrote the agenda. Professor Gomez-Quinones has served as Member Board of Trustees, California State University and Colleges, commissioner, WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities and as member of the board of directors of the following civic organizations: MALDEF, The Latino Museum (co-founder), The Mexican Cultural Institute (co-founder), OSIEC (1986-1996), and the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Commission (initial Bd).
He has also participated in several arts, film, and media projects, and in radio and television programs. He is a co-founder of Academia Semillas del Pueblo XINAXCALMECAC (LAUSD Charrter School).

Professor Gómez-Quiñones, born in Parral, Chihuahua, raised in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, attended Cantwell M.H. school, studied at UCLA, received his B.A. in literature (with J. Espey and H. Meyerhoff), his M.A. in Latin-American Studies (with R. Beals and H. Nicholson) and the Ph.D. in History at UCLA (with R. Burr & J. Wilkie). His dissertation is titled, "Social Change and Intellectual Discontent: 1890-1911." As graduate, in 1965, Professor Gómez-Quiñones was editor of the Statistical Abstract of Latin America, 1964 and a teaching fellow at the UCLA history department, in 1965-1966. During 1966-1968, he was a Foreign Area Fellow sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies, resident in Mexico City and Santa Monica. He has resided in Los Angeles, Mexico City, San Diego, Austin, Chicago and Albuquerque. In 1990 Professor Gómez-Quiñones received the Scholar of the Year Award from the National Association of Chicano Studies at Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2003 he received the Ann C. Rosenfield Distinguished Community Partnership Prize.

Research

United States: Political, Labor; Social Change, Nationalism & Ethnicity

Current Courses by Term

2017 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Honors Research in History

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2017 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2016 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2016 Spring Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2016 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2015 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2015 Spring Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2015 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2014 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2014 Spring Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2014 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2013 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2013 Spring Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2013 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2012 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2012 Spring Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2012 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2011 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2011 Spring Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2011 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2010 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2010 Spring Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2010 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2009 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

2009 Spring Quarter

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- U.S.

2009 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2008 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2008 Spring Quarter

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2008 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2007 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2007 Spring Quarter

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2007 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2006 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2006 Spring Quarter

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2006 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: U.S.

2005 Fall Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

2005 Summer Session

History of Chicano Peoples

2005 Spring Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: U.S.

2005 Winter Quarter

History of Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: U.S.

2004 Spring Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar: U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2004 Winter Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

History of Chicano Peoples

2003 Fall Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Seminar: U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2003 Summer Session

History of the Chicano Peoples

Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies

2003 Spring Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar: U.S.

Topics in History: U.S.

2003 Winter Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

2002 Fall Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Seminar

Topics in History: U.S.

2002 Summer Session

History of the Chicano Peoples

2002 Winter Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Seminar

Topics in History: U.S.

2001 Fall Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Seminar

Topics in History: U.S.

2001 Summer Session

History of the Chicano Peoples

2001 Spring Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar

2001 Winter Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

2000 Fall Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Seminar

Topics in History: U.S.

2000 Summer Session

History of the Chicano Peoples

2000 Spring Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar

2000 Winter Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

1999 Fall Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Seminar

1999 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies

Undergraduate Seminar

1999 Winter Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Seminar

1998 Fall Quarter

History of the Chicano Peoples

Undergraduate Seminar

1998 Spring Quarter
1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

HIST 201H
Topics in History: U.S.

2017 Spring Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

HIST 191D
Capstone Seminar: History -- U.S.

2017 Spring Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

CHICANO M159B
History of Chicano Peoples

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

HIST M151B
History of Chicano Peoples

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

HIST M151A
History of Chicano Peoples

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Summer Session

2005 Winter Quarter

CHICANO M159A
History of Chicano Peoples

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Summer Session

2005 Winter Quarter

HIST 191D
Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- U.S.

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

HIST 191D
Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: U.S.

2007 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

HIST 197D
Undergraduate Seminar: U.S.

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

HIST M159B
History of Chicano Peoples

2004 Winter Quarter

CHICANO M159B
History of the Chicano Peoples

2004 Winter Quarter

2003 Summer Session

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Summer Session

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Summer Session

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

HIST M159A
History of the Chicano Peoples

2003 Fall Quarter

2003 Summer Session

2002 Fall Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

2000 Summer Session

1999 Fall Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

CHICANO M159A
History of the Chicano Peoples

2003 Fall Quarter

2003 Summer Session

2002 Fall Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

2000 Summer Session

1999 Fall Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

HIST M159B
History of the Chicano Peoples

2003 Summer Session

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Summer Session

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Summer Session

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

CHICANO 197A
Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies

2003 Summer Session

1999 Spring Quarter

HIST 197H
Undergraduate Seminar

2002 Fall Quarter

HIST 197V
Undergraduate Seminar

2002 Winter Quarter

HIST 197L
Undergraduate Seminar

2001 Fall Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

HIST 197E
Undergraduate Seminar

2001 Spring Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

HIST 197D
Undergraduate Seminar

2000 Spring Quarter

HIST 197R
Undergraduate Seminar

1999 Spring Quarter

HIST 197I
Undergraduate Seminar

1998 Fall Quarter

HIST 197A

1998 Spring Quarter

HIST M159B

1998 Winter Quarter

HIST 197E

1998 Winter Quarter

CHICANO M159B

1998 Winter Quarter

HIST 197G

1997 Fall Quarter

CHICANO M159A

1997 Fall Quarter