Anthropology Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1977. Anthropology M.A. University of California, Los Angeles,1971. Anthropology B.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1969. Music A.A. Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA, 1968. Brackenridge High School, San Antonio, TX, 1959.
Awards, Honors, and Fellowships
Professional: Faculty Award at SFSU La Raza Graduation, May 22, 2004. Certificate of Appreciation from Bread & Roses , May 15, 2004. Premio Mesquite: Special Tribute Award for Alambrista The Director's Cut on DVD, CineFestival 2004, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, March 6, 2004. The Pillar of Achievement Award, Golden West College, October 21, 2003. The Distinguished Alumnus Award, California State University at Long Beach's College of Arts and Letters, May 28, 2002. The Diversity in Teaching and Learning Distinguished Faculty Award, National Conference on Diversity in Teaching & Learning in American Higher Education, April 21, 2000. Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to the Chicano/Latino Community, 30th Anniversary Celebration and First Endowment Banquet, Chicano & Latino Studies Department, California State University at Long Beach. April 1, 2000. Plaque of Appreciation. Chicano Studies, 3rd Gala Scholarship Fundraiser, Portland State University, October 14, 1999. Rockefeller Humanities Gateways Fellow, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX, 1997-98. Certificate of Appreciation, SOLES (Society of Latino Engineers & Scientists) Outreach Program in San Jose, CA, August 14, 1998. Distinguished Service Award from the Mission Economic and Cultural Association in San Francisco, CA, April 26, 1993. Bank of America Hispanic Heritage Month Hero Award, KQED TV in San Francisco, CA, 1993. Hispanic Profile of Excellence Award from KGO TV in San Francisco, CA,December 12, 1991. Community Service Award, Plaza de La Raza in Los Angeles, CA, October 11. 1991. WAMMIE Award Winner, Reader's Choice for Best Unsigned Latin Band (Dr. Loco's Rockin Jalapeño Band), SFWeekly in San Francisco, CA, 1991. Nominee, Hoagland Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Stanford University, 1988. Brookdale Center on Aging Fellow, Hunter College, 1987. Distinguished Hector P. Garcia Lecturer, Yale University, 1986-87. Outstanding Chicano Faculty Award, Stanford University Chicano Students, 1986. Summer Faculty Fellow,Graduate Division and Research, San Diego State University, 1983. Learning Resource Center Microgrant, San Diego State University, 1983. Certificate of Appreciation, Centro Cultural de La Raza in San Diego, CA. December 22, 1982. Community Service Award, Neighborhood House in East San Diego, CA, September 17, 1981. Honorary Citizenship, City of El Paso, TX, November 6, 1979.
Graduate: National Science Foundation Research Fellow, Andrus Gerontology
Center, University of Southern California, 1973-5. Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, University of California at
Los Angeles, 1972-3. Ford Foundation Advanced Study Fellow, University of California
at Los Angeles, 1971-2. Master's Award of the UCLA Alumni Association for Distinguished
Academic Achievement, Social Science Division, College of Letters
and Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970. National Institute of Mental Health Training Fellow, University
of California at Los Angeles, 1969-71.
Undergraduate: John Hodges Memorial Scholarship. Huntington Beach, CA. Golden West
College. 1968.Huntington Beach Women's Club Scholarship. Huntington Beach, CA.
Golden West College. 1967.
SFSU Project Director, Alambrista 2001 Project, 2001-2003. Director of SFSU's Cesar E. Chavez Institute for Public Policy, 1994-2001. Chair of SFSU's Raza Studies Department, 1990-1998. Co-Director of First Latino Graduate Student Training Seminar, Stanford University, 1987. Associate Director of Research, University Center on Aging. San Diego State University, 1980-83. Director of Chicano Studies Program, University of Colorado at Boulder. 1977-78.
Director of Latino Band Workshop at Common Ground On The Hill Music & Arts Camp, July 2000-04. Visiting Professor of Chicano Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1989-90. Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University. 1985-88. Visiting Associate Professor of Chicano Fellows and Anthropology, Stanford University, 1983-85. Associate Professor of Chicano Studies, San Diego State University, 1980-85. Visiting Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies and Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978-79. Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies and Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1977-79. Visiting Lecturer in Gerontology, Summer Institute on Aging, North Texas State University, 1977. Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies and Anthropology, Claremont University (Pitzer College), 1975-77. Instructor of Chicano Studies and Anthropology, Claremont University Center (Pomona College), 1971-73.
Principal Investigator of "El Saxofon in Norteño and Tejano Music," Rockefeller Gatesway Fellowship, Gudalupe Cultural Arts Center, in San Antonio, TX, 1997-1998. Principal Investigator of "U.S. Mexican Communities and Alcohol
Study," Prevention Research Center, Berkeley, CA, 1990-94.
Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director of "Mexican
American Families and Alcohol Study," Prevention Research Center,
Berkeley, CA, 1988-90. Resident Scholar at Stanford Center for Chicano Research, Stanford
University, 1985-88. Senior Ethnogerontologist with "Ethnicity Health and Aging,"
Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Stanford University School
of Medicine, 1987-90. Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director, "A Prototype
for Area Agencies on Aging to Enhance Services for Minorities,"
Center on Aging, San Diego State University, 1981-83. Co-Principal Investigator, "The Codification of Research on
Minority Older Persons Project," Center on Aging, San Diego
State Universit, 1980-81. Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator, "A Prototype
for Area Agencies on Aging," Allied Home Health Association,
San Diego, California, 1979-80. Principal Investigator, "The Development and Diffusion of Cholismo
in Urban Barrios Along the U.S.-Mexico Frontera,"1975-1988.
26 journal articles, book chapters, essays, and eleven book reviews
published in professional journals and texts like Minority Aging,
Essential Curricula Content for Selected Health and Allied Health
Professions, Hispanic Elderly in Transition. Research on Aging,
Aztlan: The International Journal of Chicano Studies, Generations,
The Gerontologist, Ethnoperspectives in Bilingual Education Research,
Black/Chicano Elderly: Service Delivery Within a Cultural Context,
Curriculum Guidelines in Minority Aging, Minority Aging Research,
Life's Career Aging--Cultural Variations on Growing Old, Journal
of Gerontology, Proceedings of the First National Conference on
Spanish Speaking Elderly,
and most recently: "Notas en el Viento: The Musical Soundtrack of Alambrista The Director's Cut" in 'Alambrista' And The US-Mexico Border: Film, Music And Stories Of Undocumented Immigrants. University of New Mexico Press, 2004. "Cesar E. Chavez" and "Farm Labor" in Pollution--A to Z . Macmillan, 2003; "Chicanismo" in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures, 2002. "El Saxofón in Tejano and Norteño Music" in ¡Puro Conjunto! An Album in Words and Pictures. University of Texas Press, 2001.
Recordings. Executive producer (and principal performer ) of the Âlambrista! The Director's Cut film/DVD/CD soundtrack(2002, 2004) , and four recorded music albums including Dr. Locos Rockin' Jalapeño Band Barrio Ritmos & Blues, 1998; Dr. Locos Rockin' Jalapeño Band Puro Party! 1995; Dr. Locos Rockin' Jalapeño Band Movimiento Music, 1992; Dr. Locos Rockin' Jalapeño Band Con/Safos, 1991. Performances. Over ninety campus performances including "Solo & Unplugged" at HIgh School in Sacramento, CA on May 27, 2004. Annual Zoot Suit Party. Casa Zapata, Stanford University. February 28, 2004. and "Three Days of Musical Events Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Latin American Religious Experience" at Harvard University on December 9-12. 2003. Over fifty conference performances, including the SEIU National Convention in San Francisco on June 19, 2004. More than three hundred community/benefit performances including the Mendota Harvest Festival on July 25, 2004. A Musical Tribute to Cesar E. Chavez at State Theater, Modesto, CA. March 26, 2004.
Six monographs and final reports, including The Alambrista 2001 Project Final Report to The Ford Foundation February 2004. More than forty scholarly conferences papers, including "A History of SFSU's La Raza Studies," presented at Taking Control of Our Destinies … El Desarollo de Chicana and Chicano Studies: A Symposium on Standards, Processes and Assessment for Developing and Maintaining Chicano and Chicano Studies in California, San Diego State University on October 15, 1999. More than 50 lectures and keynotes, including "Solo and Unplugged"at Grant Union High School in Sacramento, CA. on May 27, 2004.
Print. Over 200 reviews, previews, photos, feature and cover articles including
Photo: "All Smiles on Stage." Baltimore Sun, July 11, 2004: B 1. Photo & Article: "It's all about the music," "Music forges bonds at Common Ground." Washinton Times --Washington Weekend, July 8, 2004: Section M 1, 14-17. Photo & Preview: "Dr. Loco fetes Chavez with rocking Latin sound." By M. Rowland in Modesto Bee , Scene March 18, 2004: H-10.
Radio & TV. Over 70 interviews and presentations including on the Alambrista Project with DJ Aztec Parrot. on Radio 2050, KPFA FM. Berkeley, CA, March 13, 2004.
Film & Theater. Contributions include: Soundtrack for Alambrista! The Director's Cut (2002); "Barrio Misión" from Barrio Ritmos & Blues featured in Culture Clashs Mission Magical Mystery Tour (premiered in San Francisco, January 6, 2001): "Barrio Misión" from Barrio Ritmos & Blues featured in Grounds Zero (a film by Dolissa Medina, premiered at Cine Latino! Festival, San Francisco, on September 16, 2000); and "I Feel Chingon" & "Tequila" from Con/Safos and "La Semilla" & "Nosotros Venceremos" from Movimiento Music featured in Americanos: Latino Life in the United States (Olmos Productions, premiered on HBO May 5, 2000).