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Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE (UPDATED JUNE 2021)

ANTHONY/ANTONIO “TONY” NOÉ ZAVALETA

PREMIO OHTLI AWARD RECIPENT, 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 Emeritus 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

2021 Vice Chair, Texas Southmost College, Board of Trustees

2020 Appointed Notary Public for the State of Texas, Cameron County, Notary ID# 630570-4, Term of Office 11/30/2020 to 11/30/2024.

2020 Vice Chairman and Executive Council, Texas Southmost College,
Board of Trustees

2020 Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Council, Texas Southmost College, Board of Trustees

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 Vida area of
Brownsville.

2020-2018 Chairman, Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees Subcommittee on
Budget and Finance.

2020-2018 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

2020-2021 Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sociology, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

2021-2016 Honorary Professor of Anthropology and U.S. Mexico Border Studies,
El Colegio de Tamaulipas, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Professor of Anthropology, UTB-TSC and UTRGV, Retired.

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

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., 2021, Mysteries of El Cielo Biosphere, 2021, Studies in Rio Grande Valley History, Vol. 18, edited by, Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta and Thomas Daniel Knight, Texas Southmost College and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2021, The Mysteries of Pilgrimage, Indie Shaman, Vol.44, April. Great Britain.

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2020, An Extended Bibliography of Hispanic Health and Curanderismo,
Research website at: drtonyzavaleta.com

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2018-2021, Dr Tony Zavaleta Website, drtonyzavaleta.com.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 2020, Curandero Ethno-Psychotherapy & Curanderismo: Hispanic Mental Health in the 21st Century, Authorhouse, Bloomington, IN.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 2020, Enteógenes en la Teocosmología Mesoamericana, Capitolo 4, pp.65-88 In: La Planificación de Políticas y Programas de Prevención de Adicciones, Edited by Verónica Mireya Moreno Rodriguez, Ernesto Casas Cardenas and Luis Eduardo Ramirez Sirgo, University Autonoma de Tamaulipas and Colegio de Tamaulipas, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Colofon Editorial.com, Mexico D.F.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2020, U.S.-Mexico Border Spillover Violence 2010-2020, Fresh Studies in Rio Grande Valley History, Vol. 17, p.283, edited by, Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta and Thomas Daniel Knight, Texas Southmost College and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Mitchell Kaplan, 2019, Latino Esotericism: The Supernatural in Everyday Life, Indie Shaman, Vol.42. p.17, Great Britain.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Mitchell Kaplan, 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 2020, 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, Curanderismo: Latino Folk Medicine and Shamanism, Indie Shaman, Vol. 38, p.9, October, 2018.

Zavaleta, Antonio and Mitchell Kaplan, Entheogens in Mesoamerican Theocosomology, Indie Shaman, Vol. 34, p.17, October, 2017.

Zavaleta, Antonio, N., Plantas Alucinógenos de las Mayas y Nahuas en el tiempo pre-Columbiano. 2020, 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, El Niño Fidencio: Libro de las Sagradas Escrituras, Authorhouse.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 2013 The Lightbournes 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 Santísima 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 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 The Ghosts of Historic Palmito Hill Ranch, 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. 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.

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 and Yolanda Zamarripa, 2007, A Rapid Response Policy Analysis Report to: The Honorable Mayor, Pat Ahumada, On the proposed impact to Brownsville, Texas as Described in the Environmental Impact Statement for Construction, Maintenance and operation of Tactical infrastructure, Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. and Rachel Barreda 2004 Curanderismo Bibliography, 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., 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 2021, Speaker on the Significance of The Battle of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo, 1862, given to the 2021 Puentes Literarios Arkansas-Mexico Central Arkansas Library System and the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock. Library Association on May 4, 2021, Virtual.

Zavaleta, Antonio, 2021, Speaker, Texas Southmost College, Men Leadership Conference, Virtual, Brownsville, Texas

Zavaleta, Antonio N., 2019, Keynote Speaker, Veterans Day Celebration, Rancho Verde School, Los Fresnos, Texas CISD.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. 500 Year Legacy of Aztec Culture, Celebration of Ancient Mexican Cultures, October 5, 2019, Brownsville, Texas.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. Aztec Culture and Thought, AARP, September, 2019.

Zavaleta, Antonio N. May 24, 2018, Understanding Latino Folk-Religion, Curanderismo, Union Theological Seminary of New York, Columbia University, Traveling and studying the U.S.-Mexico border.

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) Presented 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

2021-Ongoing 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, La Santa Muerte.

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.

2002-1995 “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 and University of Texas at Brownsville, 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.

1985-1983 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

2020 Border Wall Threatens National Wildlife Refuge That’s Been 40 Years In the
Making, https://www.npr.org/. 2020/0114/795215639.

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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