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Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

ANTHONY “Tony” NOÉ ZAVALETA1

PREMIO OHTLI AWARD RECIPIENT, 2009

Birth: Santa Monica, California

Raised in Brownsville, Texas

Ethnicity: Latino/Tejano (American of Texas-Mexican-Spanish Descent)

Foreign Language

Proficiency: Non-Native-high level fluency in Spanish (Speaking, Reading, Writing)

Professional Status: Retired Professor of Anthropology/Sociology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Honorary Professor of Anthropology and U.S. Mexico Border Studies,

El Colegio de Tamaulipas, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

EDUCATION

Honorary Doctorate 2016, Wolsey Hall School of Theology, Oxford, England, Litterarum

Doctor (Doctor of Letters in Theology), Diploma Number 21685,

The Mexican National Catholic Church, April 17, 2016.

Post-Graduate: 1992 Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Mediation

Training Certification taught at UTB by Harvard faculty

Graduate: 1976, Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology,

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

Major and Emphasis: Physical/Medical Anthropology; Kinesiology and Health; Mexican American and Mexican populations; U.S.-Mexico border region.

Dissertation Title: “Densitometric Estimates of Body Composition in Mexican- American Boys.”

1973, Master of Arts in Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

Major: Physical Anthropology; Human Growth and Development of Mexican American Children; U.S.-Mexico Border region

Minor: Kinesiology and Biology.

Thesis Title: “Human Growth and Physical Development of Mexican American Children in Brownsville, Texas”

Undergraduate: 1971, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with Honors,

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

1969, Associate of Arts, Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas.

Secondary: 1964, High School Diploma, Saint Joseph Academy, Brownsville, Texas

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS & ELECTED POSITIONS

2018 Member, Brownsville Independent School District, Brownsville Academic Center, Site-Based Decision-Making Committee.

2018 Board Member, The Good Neighbor Settlement House, Brownsville, Texas, is a non-profit, multi-service agency serving needy persons by providing the basic necessities of life in the La Buena area of Brownsville.

2018 Chairman, Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees Subcommittee on

Budget and Finance

2018 Member, Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees Subcommittee on Academics

2016 Elected to the Board of Trustees, Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas

2014-2010 Director, Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College

2011-2010 Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTB-TSC

2010 Acting Associate Vice President for Information Services and CIO, UTB-TSC

2010 Special Assistant to the Provost, UTB-TSC

2009 Interim Provost, UTB-TSC

2009-1999 Vice President for External Affairs, UTB-TSC

2006-2004 Interim Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, UTB-TSC

2000-1999 Interim Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, UTB-TSC

1999-1998 Interim Vice-President for Partnership Affairs, UTB-TSC

1998-1991 Dean, College of Liberal Arts, UTB-TSC

1996-1995 Interim Dean, College of Science, Mathematics, and Technology, UTB-TSC

1994-1993 Interim Dean, College of Science, Mathematics, and Technology, UTB-TSC

1993-1988 Executive Director, Community Oriented Primary Care Association, (COPRIMA) Brownsville, Texas.

1992-1977 Director, The South Texas Institute of Latin and Mexican American Research, Border Research. Founding editor of: The Borderlands Journal, Texas Southmost College.

1987-1986 Executive Director, The Community Oriented Primary Care Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Pediatrics, Administered in Brownsville, Texas.

TEACHING AND FACULTY POSITIONS

2018-2016 Honorary Professor of Anthropology and U.S. Mexico Border Studies, El Colegio de Tamaulipas, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

2016 Professor of Anthropology, UTB-TSC, and UTRGV, Retired

2016-2015 Instructor of Anthropology and Sociology, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

2015 Honorary Professor of Anthropology and U.S. Mexico Border Studies, El Colegio de Tamaulipas, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico

2014-2010 Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas

2010 Summer “Traditional Medicine without Borders: Curanderismo in the Southwest & Mexico,” The University of New Mexico, Summer 2010.

2014-1992 Graduate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas at Brownsville

2006-1994 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Education, The University of Texas at Austin.

2006-1987 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas.

1985 Visiting Associate Professor, in Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin. Mellon Fellow for the study “Maquiladoras and Cultural Change,” Austin, Texas.

1981 Visiting Associate Professor, in Anthropology and Physical Education, Department of Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

1979-1977 Adjunct Assistant Professor, in Anthropology and Sociology, Pan American University, Brownsville, Texas.

1976-1973 Teaching Assistant, in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

1973-1972 Instructor, in Anthropology, Extension Division, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

1972 Teaching Assistant, in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

PUBLICATIONS

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Mitchell Kaplan, accepted for publication expected 2018, Immigrant “Caging” on the Texas-Mexico Border, Vol. 16, More Studies in Rio Grande Valley History, edited by, Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta and Thomas Daniel Knight The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. accepted for publication expected 2018, The Bracero Program, The Chicana and Chicano Movement: From Aztlan to Zapatistas: A Reference Encyclopedia for Movements of the American Mosaic Series, Edited by Norma Iglesias Prieto and Adelaida R. Del Castillo, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California.

Zavaleta, Antonio and Mitchell Kaplan, Entheogens in Mesoamerican Theocosomology, Accepted for publication, Indie Shaman, October, 2017

Zavaleta, Antonio, N., 2018, Plantas Alucinógenos de las Mayas y Nahuas en el tiempo pre-Columbiano. Accepted for publication, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Kaplan M. A. and Antonio N. Zavaleta, 2017, Cultural Competency the Key to Latino Health Policy, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Published online February 25, 2017.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2017, Costumbres: Polite Society and Cultural Customs of Mexico, in Etiquette and Taboos around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs, Edited by Kenneth Taylor, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2017, Latino Social Identity and the Cultural Influence of the Supernatural, Encyclopedia of Social Psychology Edited by Randal Summer, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California.

Zavaleta-Reid, Antonio and Rodrigo Vera Vázquez, 2016, Inmigración infantil en el valle del bajo Rio Grande del sur de Texas, In: Riesgos en la migración de menores mexicanos y centroamericanos a Estados Unidos de América, Edited by: Oscar Misael Hernández-Hernández, El Colegio de Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. www.coltam.edu.mx.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2016, The Transmigration of Popular Religion: Praxis and Renewal of Syncretic Faith Across the U.S.-Texas Frontier, In, Extra Studies in Rio Grande Valley History, edited by Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio N. Zavaleta and Thomas D. Knight, Vol. 14, pp.437-456, The UTB Regional History Series, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, Texas

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2016, El Niño Fidencio and the Fidencistas: Folk Religion in the U.S.-Mexico Borderland, Authorhouse-Penguin, Bloomington, IN.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Mitchell A. Kaplan, 2015 The Human Tragedy of Unaccompanied Child Immigration to the U.S.-Mexico Border 2014, In, Still More Studies in Brownsville History, edited by Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio N. Zavaleta and Thomas D. Knight, Vol. 13, pp.249-272, The UTB Regional History Series, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2014, El Niño Milagroso-El Niño Fidencio, VICE Mexico City, Technical and Archival support. http://www/vice.com.es_mx/video/el-Milagroso-Niño-Fidencio. Filmed in Espinazo, Nuevo Leon October 2014

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2014 La Trájica Vida de los Niños Inmigrantes no accompañados en la Frontera, published in CD format pp 59-71, by Congreso Por Los Derechos de La Infancia y La Adolescencia, Hacia una Nueva Gramatica de los Derechos Humanos en Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, June 30-July 1, 2014

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2014 A Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of the Matamoros Brownsville Community regarding the establishment of a National Historic Battlefield Site at Palo Alto, In More Studies in Brownsville History, edited by Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp and Antonio N. Zavaleta, Vol. 12, The UTB Regional History Series, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2013 The Lightbourne’s of the Point Isabel Lighthouse In More Studies in Brownsville History, edited by Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp and Antonio Zavaleta, Vol. 11, The UTB Regional History Series, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2013 Physical growth and health status of Mexican American youth : overview of past research by Robert M. Malina and fellows, In Growth and Maturation in Human Biology and Sports, Festschrift Honoring Robert M. Malina by fellows and colleagues, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Editors: Peter T. Katzmarzyk and Manuel J. Coelho e Silva, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2013 Latino Folk Religion, Encyclopedia of Latino Culture, Chuck Tatum Editor, pp.1079-1082 ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2013 Conjuro/Hechizo (Magic Spell), in Encyclopedia of Latino Culture, Chuck Tatum Editor, pp.1103-1107, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Chuck Tatum

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Brujeria (Witchcraft), Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 173-176, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Candles (Velas), Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 215-217, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Chupacabra, Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 324-326, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Conjuro/Hechizo (Magic Spell), Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 348-351, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, El Niño Fidencio (José Fidencio Sintora Constantino) (1898-1938), Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 441-450, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Espíritus Malignos (Evil Spirits), Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 480-481, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Folk Medicine, Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 507-527, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Jaramillo, Don Pedrito (c. 1829-1907), Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 626-630, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, La Santisima Muerte, Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 665-668, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Magia (Magic), Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 743-745, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Malverde, Jesus (D. 1909) Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 759-761, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Partera (Midwife), Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 886-888, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Santería, Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 1019-1023, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Soldado, Juan (c. 1918-1938), Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 1032-1033, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Spirit Possession and Exorcism, Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 1047-1049, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Zavaleta Antonio Noé was written by Michael Scott Van Wagenen Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 1149-1151, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Appendix 1: Medicinal Plants Used in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Editor, pp. 1161-1191, ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, California

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012, Medicinal Plants of the Borderlands: A Bilingual Resource Guide, Authorhouse, Indiana.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. (and others) 2011, The Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, Rio Grande Valley History, Edited by Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp and Antonio Zavaleta, Vol. 10, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College

Zavaleta Antonio 2010, Forward in: Tucker, Phillip, Exodus from the Alamo: The Anatomy of the Last Stand Myth, Casemate Publishing, Havertown, PA.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2010, The Sacred and the Profane in the Rio Grande Valley, In, El Valle: The Rio Grande Delta, published by Gorgas Science Foundation, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2010 Last Battle of the Mexican American War: United States of America vs. The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, In Continuing Studies in Rio Grande Valley History, edited by Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp and Antonio, Vol. 9, The UTB Regional History Series, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Alberto Salinas 2009 Curandero Conversations: El Niño Fidencio, Shamanism and Healing Traditions of the Borderlands, Authorhouse, Indiana and The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Cesar Munoz, 2009 Diles Quién Eres: Honrando a las familias pioneras del Río Bravo del Norte, In: Espacios, Poblamiento y Conflicto en el Noreste Mexicano y Texas, Edited by Ruth Arboleyda Castro, John Hawthorne, Gerardo Lara Cisneros y Gustavo Ramirez Castilla, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2008, Tell them who you are: Honoring Pioneer Families of El Rio Bravo del Norte, In: Additional Studies in Rio Grande Valley History, Edited by Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp and Antonio Zavaleta, Vol. 8, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Sandstead, Harold et. al. 2008, Zinc deficiency in Mexican American children: influence of zinc and other micronutrients on T cells, cytokines, and anti-inflammatory plasma proteins, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2008; 88:1067-73.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., James E. Zavaleta and Theresa Zavaleta, 2006, The Zavaleta Family: A Legacy of Public Service, In, Studies in Rio Grande Valley History, Vol. 7, Edited by, Kearney, Knopp and Zavaleta, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2005, Colored Death: The Tragedy of Black Troops on the Lower Rio Grande 1864-1906, In, Studies in Rio Grande Valley History, Vol. 6, Edited by, Kearney, Knopp and Zavaleta, The University of Texas at Brownsville. Pp. 343-360.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Rachel Barreda 2004 Curanderismo Bibliography, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Antonio N., October 2003, “Los Olvidados-The Forgotten Ones,” In: The Ghosts of Fort Brown: An Informal Study of Brownsville Folklore and Parapsychology, Edited by, John Hawthorne, Javier Garcia and Justin Lawrence, Arnulfo L. Oliveira Society Press, University of Texas at Brownsville, pp. 23-29.

Rui, Pablo, Editor: Cameron County/Matamoros at the Crossroads: Assets and Challenges for Accelerated Regional and Binational Development, a report by The Cross Border Institute for Regional Development, UTB/TSC. (Antonio Zavaleta document editor and author of Section Four, pages 62-83, UTB. http://blue.utb.edu/cbird/UTB-TSCFpageFormat/HomeReports.htm

Acevedo, Baltazar and Antonio Zavaleta (facilitator-editors), 2002, The Falfurrias Dialogue, Closing the Gaps: The Regional Challenge, UTB-CBIRD.

http://blue.utb.edu/cbird/ClosingTheGaps/ClosingGapsCover.htm

Perkins, Jimmy, Antonio Zavaleta, Gia Mudd, Mary Bollinger, Yvonne Muirhead and Jose Cisneros, 2001, The Lower Rio Grande Valley Community Health Assessment, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2001, Dust Jacket Editorial Comment, In The Final Fury: Palmito Ranch The Last Battle of the Civil War, by Phillip Thomas Tucker, Stackpole Books: Mechanicsburg, PA.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1999, Punto Final: Towards Cross-Border Partnerships, Hispanic

Outlook, Vol. 9.

Penland, J., Sandstead, H., Egger, N., Dayal, H., Alcock, N., Plotkin, R., Rocco, C. and Zavaleta, A., 1999, Zinc, Iron and Micronutrient Supplementation Effects On Cognitive and Psychomotor Function of Mexican-American School Children, FASEB J; 13:A921, Abstract 683.4. Presented as a poster at the Experimental Biology Conference, 1999.

Egger, N., Sandstead, H., Penland, J., Alcock, N., Plotkin, R., Rocco, C. Dayal, H., and Zavaleta, A., 1999, Zinc Supplementation Improves Growth in Mexican-American Children, FASEB J; 13: A246, Abstract 217.17. Presented as a poster at the Experimental Biology Conference, 1999.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1998, El Niño Fidencio: Un Santo Popular Para El Nuevo Milenio, SOCIOTAM: Revista International de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, México, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Jul-Dic, pp.149-178.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1998, El Mercado Sonora: A Witches’ Market, documentary film by Antonio Zavaleta, Michael Van Wagenen, and Monica Delgado, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1998, El Niño Fidencio and the Fidencistas, In OTHERS: Sociological Analysis of Non-normative Religious Groups, Edited by: William Zellner, Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport Connecticut.

Spielberg, Joseph and Zavaleta, Antonio, 1997, Historic Folk Sainthood along the Texas-Mexico Border, Vol.5, In: Studies in Matamoros and Cameron County History, edited by Kearney, M., Knopp, A. and Zavaleta, A. The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College: Brownsville, Texas, pp. 347-75.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1996, Doctores Espirituales, Documentary film and discussion presented at the XII Festival Internacional de la Raza, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México.

Zavaleta, Antonio, Van Wagenen, Michael, and Delgado, Monica, 1996, Spirit Doctors, documentary film, co-produced by Brigham Young University, Department of Anthropology and The University of Texas at Brownsville, College of Liberal Arts.

Gottlieb, Nell H., Keogh, Erin F., Zavaleta, Tony, Herrera, Sylvia, and Rodriguez,

Gregoria, 1996, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women Working at the

U.S.-Mexican Border: Predictors of Compliance, presented at Connecting the Efforts

Along the Border: The University of Texas System Fourth Biennial Symposium, South

Padre Island, Texas, October 25, 1996.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 1995, Filomeno Garcia vs. Josiah Turner: The Case of Soliseñito

Banco and the Elimination of Bancos on the Rio Grande River, Vol.4, In: Studies in Brownsville

and Matamoros History, Kearney, M., Knopp, A., and Zavaleta, A. The University of

Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas, pp. 313-27.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1994, El Niño Fidencio Film Project, a student documentary film co-produced by The University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication Graduate Film Office and The University of Texas at Brownsville, College of Liberal Arts.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1994, Introduction to the Proceedings of the First Annual Palo Alto

Conference, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, Southwest Region, National

Park Service, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1994, Opening comments, In Transcripts of the First Annual Palo Alto Conference, Edited by Aaron P. Mahr Yanez, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, Southwest Region, National Parks Service, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1992, An Archeological Assessment of the Potential Impact on

Cultural Resources in the Area of the New International Border Crossing at

Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico, Traffic Engineers, Inc., Houston, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., Finkelstein, Jordan W., and Rocco, Carmen D., 1992, A Modified Community Oriented Primary Care Model for the Delivery of Migrant Health Care, Texas Journal of Rural Health, First Quarter.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1991, Mr. A. E. Anderson, ‘The Father of Valley Archaeology

and his ‘Indian Relic Collection, In: Still More Studies in Brownsville History, Vol.3, Edited by

Milo Kearney, The University of Texas Pan American at Brownsville: Brownsville,

Texas, pp. 131-51.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1989, Resacas and Bancos in Brownsville History, In: More

Studies in Brownsville History, Vol. 2, Edited by Milo Kearney, Pan American University at

Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas. pp. 3-30.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1989, Introduction, In Across the Border: The True Story of the Satanic Killings in Matamoros, Mexico, by, Gary Provost, pp. 15-18.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., Finkelstein, Jordan, Carlos Rubinstein, and Rocco, Carmen, 1989,

Mexican American Health Status in a South Texas Colonia: Results from the

COPRIMA IPA-HMO Model 1986-1989, COPRIMA, Brownsville, Texas.

Malina, R.M., Zavaleta, A.N., and Little, B.B., 1987, Body Size, Fatness and Leanness of Mexican American Children in Brownsville, Texas: Changes between 1972 and 1983. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 77, pp. 573-577.

Malina, R.M., Zavaleta, A.N., and Little, B. B., 1987, Secular Changes in the Stature

and Weight of Mexican American School Children in Brownsville, Texas, between 1928

and 1983, Human Biology, Vol. 59, pp. 509-522.

Malina, R.M., Brown, K. H., and Zavaleta, A.N., 1987, Relative Lower Extremity

Length in Mexican American and American Black and White Youth, American Journal

of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 72, pp. 89-94.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1986, The Twin Cities: An Historical Synthesis of the Socio-

Economic Interdependence of the Brownsville-Matamoros Border Community, In

Studies the Brownsville History, Vol. 1, Edited by Milo Kearney, Pan American University at

Brownsville, Texas.

Malina, R.M., Zavaleta, A.N., and Little, B. B., 1986, Estimated Overweight and

Obesity in Mexican American School Children, International Journal of Obesity, Vol. 10,

pp. 483-491.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1986, Texas-Mexican Border Folk Medicine in the Midst of

Change, The Borderlands Journal: Special Texas Sesquicentennial Issue, Vol. 10, pp. 161-172.

Zavaleta, A.N., Coray, G., and Rubinstein, C., 1985, Health Needs Assessment Survey:

A U.S. Mexico Border Community Case Study 1984-1985, published by The City of

Brownsville, Texas.

Muller, W. H., Joos, S. K., Ferrel, R. E., Zavaleta, A.N., Eichner, J. and Schull, W. J., 1984, Upper Body Fat Patterning Associated with Type II Diabetes in Mexican Americans, Diabetes Abstracts, Vol. 32, p. 108.

Muller, W. H., Joos, S. K., Hanis, C. L., Zavaleta, A.N., Eichner, J., and Schull, W. J., 1984, The Diabetes Alert Study: Growth, Fatness, and Fat Patterning, Adolescence through Adulthood in Mexican Americans, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 64, pp. 389-399.

Paull, G. J. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1983, Archaeology and Ethno history of the Boscaje de

Palmas, The Borderlands Journal, Vol. 6, pp. 111-150.

Zavaleta, A.N., 1982, Mexican American Anthropology, In Source Book of Hispanic

Culture in the United States, Edited by, David William Foster, American Library

Association, Chicago, pp. 34-56.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1982, Medieval Antecedents of Border Pseudo Religious Folk

Beliefs, In The Borderlands Journal: The Medieval Roots of the Mexican American

Borderlands,” Edited by Antonio Zavaleta, Vol. 5, pp. 185-200.

Hughes, D., Malina, R.M., Zavaleta, A.N., and Johnston, F. E., 1982, Prediction of Body

Composition in Mexican American Boys 12-14 Years of Age, Abstract, American Journal

of Physical Anthropology.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1982, Variations in Hispanic Health Status, In Proceedings of the

International Symposium on Hispanic American Diversity, Michigan State Board of

Education, Special Education Services pp. 36-66.

Zavaleta, A.N. and Malina, R.M., 1982, Growth and Body Composition of Mexican

American Boys 9 through 14 Years of Age, American Journal of Physical Anthropology,

Vol. 57, pp. 261-271.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, A Study of the Unique Factors Affecting ‘Quality of Work life’ in a Bicultural Environment, RIMIR, S.A. de C.V., Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, A Study of the Housing Conditions in San Benito, Texas, City of San Benito, Community Development Block Grant Program, U.S.D.H.U.D.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, Blaming the Victim or Life after Federal Funding, In

Advances in the Field: Farm worker Policy Impact Project, Vol. 1, pp. 2-5.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, Variations in Hispanic Health Status, Research Bulletin, Hispanic Research Center, Fordham University, Vol. 4, pp. 1-5.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1981, Federal Assistance and Mexican American Health Status in

Texas, Agenda: A Journal of Hispanic Issues, Vol. 11, pp. 19-25.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Malina, R.M., 1981, Secular Trend in the Stature and Weight of Mexican American Children in Texas Between 1930 and 1970, Offprint Series, No. 219, Institute of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., and Malina, R.M., 1981, Growth, Fatness, and Leanness in Mexican American Children, Offprint Series, No. 227, Institute of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., and Paull, G. J., 1980, Economic Development and Cultural

Change: Northeastern Mexico’s Impact on Southern Texas, Part 1, South Texas Business

Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 31-32, and Part 2, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 17-18.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1980, An Anthropological Synthesis of Language, Culture, and

Education: Applications for Adult Bilingual/Bicultural Education, The Borderlands

Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 187-191.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1980, Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting Mexican American Health

Status and Health Care Delivery Systems in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas,

Abstract, In Hispanic Health Services Research, Research Proceedings Series, DHHS

Publication No. (PHS) 80 3288, p.38.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1980, Mexican American Health Status: Selected Topics from the

Borderlands, The Borderlands Journal, Vol. 4.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Malina, R.M., 1980, Growth, Fatness, and Leanness in Mexican American Children, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 33, pp. 2008-2020.

Malina, R.M. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1980, Secular Trend in the Heights and Weights of

Mexican American Children in Texas Between 1930 and 1970, American Journal of

Physical Anthropology, Vol. 52, pp. 453-461.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1979, Substance Abuse in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas,

Agenda: A Journal of Hispanic Issues, Vol. 9, pp. 4-7.

Maril, R. L. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1979, Drinking Patterns of Low Income Mexican

American Women, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Vol. 40, pp. 480-484.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1979, Teaching Sociology to Border Mexican American

Students, South Texas Journal of Research and the Humanities, Vol. 3, pp. 53-67.

Mallouf, R. J. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1979, The Unland Site: A Prehistoric Group Burial from Laguna Atascosa National Wildfire Refuge Cameron, County, Texas, Texas Historical Commission, Office of the State Archaeologist, Special Report, No. 25.

Zavaleta, A.N., 1984, The Role of Community Colleges in the Development of

Community Health Care Programs, In The Proceedings of an Invitational Workshop on tile

Role of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education in Community Health Care, National Academy

of Science, Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, Washington, DC.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1977, Growth of School Age Mexican American Children of

Brownsville, Texas, South Texas Journal of Research and the Humanities, Vol. 1, pp. 97-114.

Malina, R.M. and Zavaleta, A.N., 1976, Androgyny of Physique in Female Track and

Field Athletes, Annals of Human Biology, Vol. 3, pp. 441-446.

Zavaleta, A.N., 1976, Densitometric Estimates of Body Composition in Mexican

American Boys, Abstract, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 44, p. 216.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1976, Densitometric Estimates of Body Composition in Mexican American Boys, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1975, Relative Weight of Parents and Growth of Offspring,

Abstract, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 42. pp. 341-342.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1973, Growth of Mexican American School Children in

Brownsville, Texas, Abstract, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 40, p. 157.

PRESENTATIONS

Zavaleta, Antonio N., November 16, 2017, UTRGV International Education Week, The Beauty of Living on Borders, A panel discussion, Cassia Salon, UTRGV, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., November 1, 2017, Speaker Texas AARP, Dia de los Muertos, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., October 27, 2017, Speaker at the MHMR Conference, Latino Folklore and its impact on Belief and Mental Health Treatment Modalities, South Padre Island, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., October 16, 2017, Speaker on a panel discussion on the U.S. Mexico Border, L.B.J. School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., October 14, 2017, Speaker on USCT at Fort Brown Texas, National Counter Intelligence Corps Association (NCICA), South Padre Island, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., September 26, 2017, Speaker Texas AARP, Tejano Folk-Medicine, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. May 20, 2017, Speaker at Pre-Columbian America: Raza de Bronce an Exhibit, Historic Brownsville Museum, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. April 22, 2017, Speaker at the Texas Southmost College Inaugural South Texas Male Student Leadership Summit, in partnership with The Texas Education Consortium of Male Students of Color.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. April 22, 2017, El Niño Fidencio and the Fidencistas: Folk Religion on the U.S.-Mexico Borderland, A Reading and Book Signing sponsored by the Brownsville Historic Museum.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. March 30, 2017, The Human Tragedy of Unaccompanied Child Immigrants to the U.S.-Mexico Border, Distinguished Speaker Series, Immigration Reform, Texas Southmost College.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., February 26, 2017, The Tragic Deaths of Colored Soldiers, Black History Month celebration, Harlingen, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., August 13, 2016, Colored Death: Colored Death: The Tragedy of Black Troops on the Lower Rio Grande 1864-1906, The Brownsville Raid 110th Anniversary, Panel Discussion, The Brownsville Historic Association, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. October 24-25, 2015, Understanding Latino Spiritual Healing- Curanderismo, Plenary Presentation to the Mind, Body and Spirit Conference, South Padre Island, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. October 15, Understanding Curanderismo, The University of Texas at Austin, Writing the Border Narrative, Professor Oscar Casares.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. June 1, 2015, Curanderismo and the Maintenance of Chronic and Terminal Illness, Plenary Presentation to the HIV-AIDS conference, South Padre Island.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. April 23, 2015, The Transmigration of Popular Religion: Praxis and Renewal of Syncretic Faith Across the U.S.-Mexico Border, Folk Healing, Curanderismo, and the Practice of Biomedicine, The University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas/

Zavaleta, Antonio N. March 25, 2015, Three Hundred Years of Diaspora and Cultural-Genesis: Mexico’s Northern Frontier and South Texas 1570-1870, Vaquero Genesis of the Texas Cowboy: The University of Texas at Brownsville, Texas

Zavaleta, Antonio N. July 1, 2014, Key Note presentation at the Congreso por los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia: Hacia Una Nueva Gramatica de los Derechos Humanos en Tamaulipas, Cd. Victoria, Special Invitation and Panel Presentation.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. May 26, 2014, Understanding Latino Folk-Religion, Curanderismo, Union Theological Seminary of New York, Columbia University, Traveling and studying the U.S.-Mexico border. Presented to the Dean, faculty, students and European visitors at The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Zavaleta Antonio N. October 19, 2013 Invited presentation at the Texas State Master Gardener Conference, Medicinal Plants of the Borderlands, McAllen, Texas.

Zavaleta Antonio N. October 16, 2013 Special Staff training presentation for the Brownsville Community Health Center, Brownsville, Texas.

 

Zavaleta, Antonio N. October 2013, Conference on Battlefield Archaeology, invited presentation entitled, A Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of the Matamoros-Brownsville community regarding the creation of a National Historic Battlefield Site at Palo Alto. (Presentation prepared for conference which was postponed due to the shutdown of the Federal government in October 2013).

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2012 Presentation: Curanderismo on the U.S.-Mexico Border, to the students of the Union Theological Seminary of New York City traveling and studying the U.S.-Mexico border.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. Border Book Fair/Feria Fronteriza del Libro, Lecture and Book Signing, Curandero Conversations: El Niño Fidencio, Shamanism and Healing Traditions of the Borderlands, ITECC Campus, Brownsville Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. October 26-28, 2011, Presentation: La Transmigración de la religión popular: práctica y renovación de creencias sincréticas a través de la frontera México-EUA, Quinto Coloquio Internacional del Noreste Mexicano y Texas: Miradas Cruzadas: Cultura Y Frontera, Mesa 7: Religiosidad e instituciones religiosas, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico, D.F.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. May 27, 2011 Presentation on the U.S.-Mexico Border and Folk-Religious Beliefs, to visiting scholars and students from Bluffton University of Ohio, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. May 2, 2011 Presentation to the International Visitor Leadership Program, Combating International Crime, U.S.-Mexico Border Violence, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2010 Border Stability or Instability: The socioeconomic impact, relative to the border and state, of current economic and political relations with border cities and Mexico, presented at the Texas Public Risk Management Association annual conference, Austin, Texas June 4, 2010

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2010, La Transmigración de la Religion Polular: Practica y Renovación de Creencias Sincréticas a travez de la Frontera México-Americana (The Transmigration of Popular Religion: Praxis and Renewal of Syncretic Faiths Across the U.S.-Mexico Border) Accepted for presentation at the XIII Encuentro de la Red de Investigadores del Fenómeno Religion en México, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, May 26-28, 2010. Presentation prepared but not delivered due to UT-System prohibition of travel to Mexican Border States in May 2010.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2010 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, AT&T Conference Center, Austin, Texas May 17-18, 2010

Zavaleta Antonio 2010, Panel Presentation of the Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, at UTB/TSC, presented at CONAHEC’s 13th North American Higher Education Conference, Rice University, Houston, Texas April 21-23, 2010

Zavaleta, Antonio N. Keynote speaker and presenter, 3rd. Annual CEU Conference: Mindscape: Behavioral Health Today October 23, 2009 Keynote Address: The Importance of Cultural Competency in the Delivery of Health Care in the 21st Century; Session IA: Mental Health in the Mexican American Culture: The Importance of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Zavaleta, Antonio N. October 20-23, 2009 Fourth Coloquio Internacional del Noreste Mexicano y Texas: Puentes y Barreras en el Pasado y en el Presente del Noreste de México y Sur de Texas, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Conference host, panel moderator, and presenter. Mesa 7: Understanding the Local Response to the Palo Alto National Historic Site.

Zavaleta, Antonio 2009 The United States of America vs. The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, a paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology, 69th Annual Meeting March 17-21, 2009, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., July 2003, Hispanic/Latino Alternative, Complementary, Integrative, and Unconventional Health Practices and their Importance in the Allopathic Medical Model, Presented at a seminar at the University of Texas Health Sciences at San Antonio, Regional Area Health Center, Harlingen, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., April 2002, Hispanic/Latino Alternative, Complementary, Integrative, and Unconventional Health Practices and their Importance in the Allopathic Medical Model, Presented at a seminar at the University of Texas Health Sciences at San Antonio.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2000, Do Cultural Factors Affect Hispanic Health Status, prepared for the UT-Health Science School of Public Health-Brownsville.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2000, Addressing Hispanic Health Problems in the 21st Century, a presentation and panel discussion presented at the University of Texas System Texas-Mexico Border Health Coordination Office Conference, South Padre Island, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., April 2000, The UTB/TSC model for Workplace Biliteracy, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Spring Policy Seminar Series, K-16 Strategies for a Bi-literate Workforce, Washington, D.C.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., April 2000, The UTB/TSC model for Workplace Biliteracy, Roundtable on Strategies for a Bi-literate Workforce Outline of Key Issues, Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C.

Sandstead, H., Penland, J., Prasad, A., Egger, N., Alcock, N., Carroll, R., Dayal, H., Zavaleta, A., Rocco, C., Plotkin, R., Milan, A. & Arambula, M., 2000, Zinc Deficiency in Mexican-American Children, presented as a poster at the 2nd Meeting of the Association for Patient Oriented Research, Crystal City, Va.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 1999, Curanderos y Personas de Tercer Edad: A Multicultural Model for the Effective Support of a Healthy Latino Elderly, a paper and panel discussion presented at the University of Texas System Texas-Mexico Border Health Coordination Office Conference, South Padre Island, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1992, El Doctor Divino: Spiritist Healing in the Mexican American Community, a paper presented at the VI International Conference on Traditional and Folk Medicine, Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 1989, Curanderismo in a Changing World: Border Folk Healing Traditions for the 1990’s, a paper presented at Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2018 U.S.-Mexico Border Research

2017-Ongoing Matachine Dance as an expression of protest and religious fervor in Mexico and the American Southwest.

2017-Ongoing The immigration of unaccompanied minors from Central American and Mexico to the U.S.-Mexico Border.

2017- Ongoing The Practice of Mexican Witchcraft “Brujeria” in a Northern Mexican, field research.

2017-Ongoing The Socio-Economic Impact of Border Instability “The Spillover Effect” on the Texas Border.

2017-1985 El Niño Fidencio: Mexico’s Most Important Curandero–A Folk Saint for the New Millennium.

 

2014 Coordinated a major TV documentary field shoot for True-Crime documentary series called Killer Couples, for Oxygen Network, Rudy Fischmann, Producer, June 2014.

2014 Coordinated a major TV documentary field shoot for NBC Investigates, Diamaris Welch producer, May 2014.

2017-1985 “El Doctor Divino,” an ethnographic study of Folk-Catholicism and

a healing movement in Northern Mexico and the United States; the

Followers of El Niño Fidencio. The study includes an ethnographic film examining health care delivery from an anthropological and mental health perspective.

2017-1998 “The Niño Fidencio Research Project Webpage,” The transference and preservation of U.S.-Mexico border folk-culture in the virtual sphere of the World Wide Web. http://vpea.utb.edu/elnino/fidencio.html

2017-1985 Medicinal Plants of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.

2013-2008 Major writing project: The Lost Scriptures of El Niño Fidencio: The Origins of Fidencismo 1925-1975.

2013-1981 “A Study of the Practical and Folk Use of Medicinal Plants along the U.S.-Mexico Border,” including the development of a “Border Herbal” and a “Medicinal Plant Database.”

2010-2003 Cross-Border Mental Health Needs and Services Assessment Project, UTB-CBIRD, Project Co-coordinator.

2009-2002 Major writing project: Curandero Conversations: El Niño Fidencio, Shamanism and Healing Traditions of the Borderlands, published summer 2009.

2004-1986 “The COPRIMA Project,” an indigent health care project designed

to provide low-income persons living in colonias with primary

health care, to provide comprehensive health education, develop a

Lay Health Advisor Model, and to collect research data in an on-

going project. First funded by the Texas Department of Health to

the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)-COPRIMA, Inc.

2004 Coordinated a major TV documentary field shoot for A&E City

Confidential, Aired nationally, 2005, Part 2.

2002 Coordinated a major TV documentary field shoot for A&E City Confidential, Aired nationally, August 25, 2003, Part 1.

2001 Coordinated a major TV documentary field shoot on Mexican Witchcraft for The National Geographic Society, at the Mercado Sonora, in Mexico City.

“Historic Folk Sainthood along the Texas-Mexico Border,” an on-
going study of the importance of Folk-Catholicism in South Texas

and Northern Mexico. In association with Dr. Joseph Spielberg of Michigan State University.

1998 Zinc Deficiency in Mexican American Children, 1998, Harold Sandstead, J. Penland, A. Prasad, N. Egger, N. Alcock, R. Carroll, H. Dayal, A. Zavaleta, C. Rocco, R. Plotkin, A. Milan and M. Arambula, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. The USDA-ARS Human Nutrition Research Center, Grand Forks, ND, the Wayne State SOM, Detroit, MI; The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas & the Brownsville Independent School District, Brownsville, Texas.

 

1993-1991 The U.S.-Mexico Border Worksite Health Promotion Initiative, a

research grant funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating

Board, to Dr. A.N. Zavaleta of the Department of Behavioral

Science at the University of Texas at Brownsville, and to Dr. Nell

Gottlieb of The University of Texas at Austin.

1986-1980 The Border Industrialization Program and Cultural Change,

funded in part by the Institute of Latin American Studies of the

University of Texas at Austin, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Health Needs Assessment Survey: U.S.-Mexico Border
Community Case Study funded in part by the USDHHS Grant

No. 06H-000572-06, conducted in Brownsville, Texas.

1983 The Physical Growth Status and Health of Mexican American

Children in Brownsville, Texas: Ten Year follow-up study.

 

1983-1981 A Study of the Genetic Epidemiology of Diabetes in Mexican

Americans, conducted by the University of Texas Health Science

Center, Houston, Texas and the Graduate School of Biomedical

Sciences, Houston, Texas, Body Measurement Component,

conducted in Rio Grande City, Texas.

1980-1983 A Study of the Ethnography of Work: the Maquiladora

Experience, Cooperation and Evaluation in the Work environment, Conducted in three maquiladoras in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

1980-1979 A Study of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Problems Among

Mexican American Women of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of

Texas.

1979 A Study of Maternal and Child Health Status and Health Care

Delivery Systems in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

1978 A Demographic and Social Analysis of the Lower Texas-Mexico Border

Region.

1977 A Demographic Study of the Regional Economy and Health Status

of the Northern Mexican Populations.

1975-1974 A Study of the Body Composition of Mexican American Boys, with special reference to their nutritional and health status, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin.

1972 A Study of the Physical Growth and Development of Mexican

American Children in Brownsville, Texas, Data Collected in the

BISD, Brownsville, Texas.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES

 

2018 Member, Brownsville Independent School District, Brownsville Academic Center, Decision Making Committee.

 

2018 Board Member, The Good Neighbor Settlement House, Brownsville, Texas.

 

2017 Member, La Buena Vida Choice Neighborhood Plan, Education and Job Development Working Group.

 

2017 Expert for TV production Discovery Investigation, the Mark Kilroy case, Brownsville, Texas May 2017.

 

2017 Chairman, TSC African American Historical Marker committee.

 

2017-2016 Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees.

 

2017 Chairman, TSC Board of Trustees, Budget and Finance subcommittee,

Member, TSC Board of Trustees, Academic subcommittee

 

2014 Expert for TV production, Killer Couples on the Oxygen Network dealing with the Mark Kilroy case.

 

2014 Member of the Mexican American Studies Coalition, University of Texas Pan American and the University of Texas at Brownsville

 

2014 Member-Advisor for the One Day on Earth film Project.

 

2014 Member Civil War Trail Stakeholders committee, The University of Texas Pan American CHAPS Program.

 

2014 Expert on Folk Magic for the NBC Investigative film project.

 

2014 Advisor, London Windfall Films Project, Steve Evens, Producer

 

2014 Member, Civil War Trail Project, Russ Skowronek UTPA

 

2011-2014 Member, Cameron County Civil War Battlefield Site Preservation Committee, preparation for the 2015 celebration

 

2012-2014 Member, Advisory Board, Male Success and Suicide Prevention Project of

the Student Health Services, UTB

 

2014 Advisor and Board Member (Local Committee), One Day on Earth Film

Project, PBS

2014 Advisor, VICE de Mexico, El Niño Fidencio Film Project

 

2014 Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Personnel Committee

 

2014 Director, Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

2014 Managing Editor, Studies in Brownsville-Matamoros History Series,

Volumes 1-15, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Texas Center for

Border and Transnational Studies, The University of Texas at Brownsville

 

2013 Chairman, Personnel Committee, Department of Behavioral Sciences

The University of Texas at Brownsville

 

2012 Advisory Board Member, Encyclopedia of Chicano Folklore, ABC-CLIO

Greenwood Press, Maria Sobek Herrera Senior Editor.

 

2011-2013 Board Member, The Good Neighbor Environmental Committee, of the EPA, http:/www.epa.gov/ofacmo/gneb/

 

2011-2012 Board Member, The Brownsville Museum of Art

 

2009-2010 Chairman, Cameron County, Texas Full Count Census Committee

 

2009 Founding and incorporating board member of Border Ambassadors, Inc.

 

2004-2002 Board Member, COPRIMA, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

 

2002-2001 Board Member and Officer, Unidos Podemos, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.

 

2004-2001 Board Member, Su Clinica Familiar, Inc., Harlingen, Texas.

 

2002-2001 Member, New Faculty Search Committee, The University of Texas

Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Brownsville Satellite campus.

 

2001 Member, City of Brownsville’s Winning, “All America City” application, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

2002-1999 Member, Texas Border Infrastructure Coalition.

 

2000-1999 Chairman, City of Brownsville, Complete Count Committee.

 

2004-2000 Ex-officio Board Member, Brownsville Downtown Development Corporation.

 

2000 Member, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Health Needs Assessment Advisory Committee.

 

2000 Chairman of the Cameron County Texas Full Count Committee

 

2004-1999 Member, The University of Texas System K-16 Taskforce.

2004-1999 Member, The University of Texas System Governmental Relations Advisory Committee (GRAC).

 

1999 Member, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Regional Area Health Center Dean Search Committee.

 

2004-1998 Member, Dean Porter Park Restoration Project Mural Committee.

 

2001-1997 Commissioner, City of Brownsville, Civil Service Commission.

 

1996 Charter Member, Cameron Works Inc. (Cameron County Workforce Board).

 

1993-1989 Member of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, U.S.D.H.H.S.

 

1993-1978 Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of Su Clinica Familiar, A federally funded migrant and community health center in Cameron and Willacy Counties, Texas.

1992 Member of the University of Texas Valley Health Commission.

 

1991 Appointed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to serve as a member of the “Community Health Task Force.”

 

1990 Chairman of the City of Brownsville Census Committee

 

1983-1991 Member of the City of Brownsville, Texas, City Commission, and Mayor Pro- Tempore.

 

1985-1991 Member of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, Health Planning Advisory Committee.

 

1985-1991 Member of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, Indigent Health Care Task Force.

 

1990-1992 Member of the Project Hope, Community Health Aide, Advisory Committee.

 

1990 Member, Assessment of Health Care for Hispanic Individuals, HRSA 240-89-0045, Health and Sciences International Incorporated, Lewin/ICF, Advisory Committee.

 

1990 Member, Bi-National Health Study Committee, Cameron County Health Department, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.

 

1989-1990 Participant, MSIP, Minority Science grant, UT-Pan American Edinburg and Texas Southmost College.

 

1984-1990 Member and past board chairman for the Cameron Willacy Counties Community Projects, Inc., (CWCCP), The Community Action Project (CAP) for Cameron and Willacy Counties, Texas.

 

1986-1988 Member and Vice-Chairman of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council. The Council of Governments (COG) for the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

 

1988 Member, The Valley Primary Health Care Review, Review Committee, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.

 

1985-1987 Founding Member of the Board of Directors of RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc., KMBH, Channel 60, Public Television, Harlingen, Texas.

 

1985-1987 Member of the board of directors of Amigos del Valle, Inc., services for the elderly in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

1985-1984 Member of the board of directors of the Brownsville Health Facilities Development Corporation.

 

1984-1983 Member, Brownsville Independent School District, Curriculum Committee.

 

1983-1982 Consultant for the Quality Control of the Body Measurement Section of the Hispanic Health Survey, HANES III, (Hispanic HANES) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

 

1980 Chairman, Advisory board of directors of the Rio Grande State Center for Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

 

1980 Member, Research Taskforce, National Association of Community Health Centers.

 

1980 Co-Chairman, Session on Borderlands Research Projects, Annual meetings of SCOLAS, Austin, Texas.

 

1980 Member of the City of Brownsville Census Committee

 

1979 Co-Host, Annual meetings of the Cibola Anthropological Association meetings held in Brownsville, Texas.

 

1979-1977 Vice-Chairman, Brownsville Citizens Advisory Committee, (BCAC) Community Development Block Grant process, U.S.D.H.U.D.

 

1978-1977 Member, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, Regional Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Advisory Committee.

Courses Taught at UT-B 2011-2014

ANTH 2301 Physical Anthropology

ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 3301 Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

ANTH 3375 Mexican American Folklore

ANTH 4353 Ritual Belief and Healing

ANTH 4369 Archaeology of Mesoamerica

INDS 3303 Communities and Societies

SOC 4374 Special Topics in Sociology: The U.S.-Mexico Border

SOCI-4353 Special Topics in Sociology: The United States-Mexico Border

Courses taught at UT-RGV 2015-2016

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

 

ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology

 

ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM

Associate Producer and Academic Advisor

Dr. Zavaleta has served as Associate Producer and Academic Advisor on the six-part documentary film series: El Alma Del Pueblo: The Mexican-Americans. Dr. Zavaleta has

also served as series advisor for the film Grandma Vera’s Tortillas. Films from the first series have received the following honors and awards:

Original Film El Mercado Sonora: A Traditional Healer’s Market 2000

Featured Screening Search for the Chupacabra by Henry Serrato, Cinesol Latino

Film Festival, Brownsville, Texas 2005

Featured Screening Cinesol Latino Film Festival, South Padre Island, TX, 2000.

Featured Screening Rio Bravo Conference, Texas A&M University Kingsville,

Kingsville, TX, 2000.

Featured Screening Margaret Mead Film Festival, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY, 1999.

Featured Screening Cinesol Latino Film Festival, South Padre Island, TX, 1999.

Featured Screening Freiburg Film Forum, Freiburg, Germany, 1999.

Featured Screening University of Texas System Texas-Mexico Border Health

Symposium, South Padre Island, TX, 1998.

Featured Screening San Antonio Cine Festival, San Antonio, TX, 1997.

Gold Apple (Highest Honors), National Educational Media Network

Film Festival, Oakland, CA, 1997.

Featured Screening Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Austin, TX,

1997.

Best National

Documentary Film Utah Short Film and Video Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, 1996.

Featured Screening Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Oaxaca,

Mexico, 1996.

Featured Screening Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History,

Washington D.C., 1996.

Gold Apple (Highest Honors), National Educational Media Network

Film Festival, Oakland, CA, 1996.

Featured Screening Chicago Latino Film Festival, Chicago, IL, 1996.

Featured Screening Harvard University’s Peabody Museum, Boston, MA, 1996.

Featured Screening “Go See” Film Exhibit and Screening Invitational,

Greenville, SC, 1996.

Featured Screening American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C.,

1995.

Featured Screening Margaret Mead Film Festival, American Museum of Natural

History, New York City, NY, 1995.

Mort Rosenfeld Award Utah Short Film and Video Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, 1995.

 

THESIS DIRECTION

Delgado Van Wagenen, Monica, 2000, “The Sacred and the Mundane: Appearances of Deity in Ordinary Objects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas,” MAIS Thesis, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Van Wagenen, Michael, 1998, “The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God: The Attempt to Establish a Theocratic Nation in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands in 1844,” MAIS Thesis, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Escamilla, Laura Ann, 1996, “The Fidencista Project: A Study of Collaborative Ethnographic Videography Across Cultures,” MA Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND HONORS

2016 Awarded Honorary Doctorate, Wolsey Hall School of Theology, Oxford, England,

Litterarum Doctor, Diploma Number 21685, The Mexican National Catholic

Church, April 17, 2016.

2015 Honorary Professor of Anthropology and U.S. Mexico Border Studies,

El Colegio de Tamaulipas, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico

2009 Premio Ohtli, Awarded by the Republic of Mexico. Awarded to persons who have dedicated professional activity that “abrir brecha,” or is a pathfinder outside of Mexico and has been involved in activities dedicated to the betterment of Mexicans outside of Mexico.

1997 Gold Apple (Highest Honors), at the National Educational Media Network

Film Festival, Oakland, CA. for the documentary film series: El Alma Del Pueblo:

The Mexican-Americans.

1996 Best National Documentary Film, at the Utah Short Film and Video Festival,

Salt Lake City, UT, for the documentary film series: El Alma Del Pueblo:

The Mexican-Americans.

1996 Gold Apple (Highest Honors), at the National Educational Media Network

Film Festival, Oakland, CA, for the documentary film series: El Alma Del

Pueblo: The Mexican-Americans.

1995 Mort Rosenfeld Award, at the Utah Short Film and Video Festival, Salt Lake

City, UT, for the documentary film series: El Alma Del Pueblo: The

Mexican-Americans.

1993-1986 The COPRIMA project grant for primary health care for indigents living in South Texas Colonias. Texas Department of Health, approximately $3 million dollars over 11 years.

1993-1991 Maquiladora Women Worksite Health Promotion Grant, Texas

Coordinating Board Advanced Research Grants.

1985 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Summer Fellowship in Latin American

Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

1985 Award of Merit from the American GI Forum.

1983 Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the study of the Health Needs of Brownsville, Texas.

1979 Outstanding Young Men of America Award.

1975 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, The University of Texas at Austin.

1974 Finalist, Ford Foundation Dissertation Grant.

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