Jesús Jesse Esparza


Jesús Jesse Esparza

HBCU Faculty Facilitator

AfroLatinidades Institute

Dr. Jesús Jesse Esparza is an Associate Professor of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences at Texas Southern University, where he has taught since 2009. His area of expertise is on the history of Latinos in the United States, with an emphasis on civil rights activism.  Dr. Esparza’s manuscript, Raza Schools: Latino Educational Autonomy and Activism in Texas, 1920-1980, which offers a multiracial narrative of a Latino-controlled school district in west Texas between World War I and the Chicano Movement, is under consideration with the University of Oklahoma Press.  Dr. Esparza teaches Mexican American, Texas, Civil Rights, and Latin American History.  He received his B.A. and a master’s degree in History from Southwest Texas State University and a Ph.D. in History in 2008 from the University of Houston.

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