Cynthia E. Orozco

Cynthia E. Orozco is Professor of History and Humanities at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso. She is a founder of the Chicana Caucus of the National Association for Chicano Studies and, as a graduate student at UCLA, helped to develop the fields of Chicana Studies and Chicana History. She is the author of No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (Austin: University of Texas at Austin, 2009) and an associate editor of Latinas in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2006). She contributed 80 articles on Mexican American history to the New Handbook of Texas for the Texas State Historical Association and is an advisor to a Texas women’s history encyclopedia. Orozco’s most recent book, published in January 2020, is called Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2020).

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