Specialty: Mexican American, Texas, and Spanish Borderlands History
A native of the Lower Valley of Texas, professor Alonzo received his Ph.D. in History from Indiana University in 1991 and has taught at Southwest Texas State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests are the history of Tejanos and Borderlands of Mexico and the U.S. He is the author of Tejano Legacy: Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900, published by the University of New Mexico Press in 1998. With funding from the National Research Council, he is currently studying the history of Texas and Northern Mexico in the period 1700-1865.