This month Ana Loreto Rojas joins Cal Winslow to co-host “Talking about California.” Together they are presenting a special series marking Hispanic Heritage Month focusing on today’s crisis: The Trump presidency and its attacks on millions of workers and their families. This attack is best symbolized by Trump's vilification of Mexicans – and by implication all Latinos – and by his revoking of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA and his supporters’ racist chant, “Build that wall.”
Their first interview, broadcast on 14 September 2017, was with David Montejano, Professor of the Graduate School in Chicano/Latino Studies and Professor Emeritus of History, University of California Berkeley.
Professor Montejan is an Historian and sociologist He is former Chair of the Center for Latino Policy Research, a Unit of the Institute for the Study of Social Change. Previously he was an Associate Professor of History and Sociology and Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies (1996-2000) at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Montejano's major areas of interest include Comparative and Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Change, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Community Studies. A native of San Antonio, he received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and two Masters and a Ph.D. from Yale University.
Dr. Montejano is the author of the prizewinning historical overview, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986 (Austin: Unix of Texas Press, 1987; 7th Printing, 1999).
The book also has been translated and published in Mexico (Mexico City: Editorial Alianza, 1991). He has authored numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, and edited Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century (Austin: Univ of Texas Press, 1999). His most recent publication is Quixote's Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981 (Univ of Texas Press, 2010).