Ana Luisa Martinez-Catsam, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Head for History
Department of History
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
4901 East University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762
Office Phone: (432)552-2313
Associate Professor, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 2010-present
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 2004-2010
Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, 2003-2004
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Ph.D. History, 2003
St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, M.A. History, 1997
Texas A&M University, College Station, B.A. Journalism, 1992
Undergraduate courses offered at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Minorities in Texas (Tejanos, African Americans, Native Americans)
U.S. History Era Courses:
United States History to 1877
United States History since 1877
Civil War and Reconstruction
Coming of Age (US 1877-1929)
Gilded Age (1880-1900)
Progressive Era (1900-1919)
Graduate courses offered at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Topics in Chicano/a History-select topics course: Chicano Movement, Chicano Leaders in the Southwest, Chicano Struggle for Educational Equality
Minorities in Texas (African Americans, Tejanos, Native Americans)
Texas 1900-1930: Women, African Americans & Mexican Americans
Race Relations in Gilded Age America
Gilded Age America: 1877-1899
Living in Two Worlds: Pablo Cruz and the Promotion of a Bicultural Identity in San Antonio (manuscript), Al Filo Series, University of North Texas Press (under review for publication consideration)
The San Antonio Daily Light’s Campaign Against the Naturalization of Mexicans, 1890-1897” Journal of West, Volume 55, Number 4, Fall 2016.
“Selling a Cure: The Spanish Influenza and Merchants in Texas and New Mexico” The Journal of South Texas, Volume 28, Number 1, Spring 2015.
“The Spanish Influenza of 1918: The Function of the El Paso Morning Times to a Community in Crisis” The Journal of the West, Volume 52, Number 1, Winter 2013.
“The Role of Francisco A. Chapa and El Imparcial de Texas in Supporting the American War Effort of 1917-1918,” The Journal of Life and Culture in San Antonio, http://uiw.edu/sanantonio/FranciscoChapa_001.html (July 2013)
“Desolate Streets: The Spanish Influenza in San Antonio,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 116, Number 3, January 2013.
““los precios mas baratos”: The Role of Spanish-Language Newspaper Advertisement in the Biculturalization of Tejanos in San Antonio and Laredo,” New Mexico Historical Review, Volume 86, Number 1,Winter 2011.
“VIVA MEXICO! VIVA LA LIBERTAD!: Diez y Seis de Septiembre in Texas and the Acculturation of Tejano Communities in San Antonio and Laredo, 1890-1910,” The Journal of South Texas, Volume 23, Number 2, Fall 2010.
“Frontier of Dissent: El Regidor, the Regime of Porfirio Díaz, and the Transborder Community,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 112, Number 4, April 2009
“A Mexican Run Amuck: The Portrayal of Gregorio Cortez in the Texas White Press,” The Journal of South Texas, Volume 20, Number 1, Spring 2007.
“Pablo Cruz and El Regidor: The Emergence of a Bicultural Identity in San Antonio, 1888-1910,” requested for reprint by The Journal of the West, Volume 45, Number 4, Fall 2006.
“Pablo Cruz and El Regidor: The Emergence of a Bicultural Identity in San Antonio, 1888-1910,” The Journal of South Texas, Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2005.
Review Essay of Juan Gómez-Quiñones & Irene Vásquez, Making Aztlán: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977 and Darius V. Echeverría ,Aztlán Arizona: Mexican American Educational Empowerment, 1968–1978. Journal of American Ethnic History. Journal of American Ethnic History. Summer 2016, Vol. 35, No. 4.
Review of Anthony Quiroz,ed., Leaders of the Mexican American Generation: Biographical Essays. Southern California Quarterly. Fall 2016, Vol. 98, No. 3.
Review of Ignacio M. Garcia, When Mexicans Could Play Ball: Basketball, Race, and Identity in San Antonio, 1928-1945. The Journal of Southern History. May 2015, Vol. 81, No. 2.
Review of John McKiernan-Gonzalez, Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas-Mexico Border, 1848-1942. Journal of South Texas. Fall 2014, Vol. 27
Review of Michael A. Olivas, ed., In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Public Intellectuals. Journal of South Texas, Spring 2014, Vol. 27, No.1.
Review of Mary L. Sheer, ed., Women and the Texas Revolution. Journal of Southern History, February 2014, Vol. 80, No. 1.
Review of Arnoldo De Leon, ed., War along the Border: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities. Journal of Southern History, August 2013, Vol. 79, No. 3.
Review of A. Ray Stephens, TEXAS: A Historical Atlas. Material Culture: Journal for the Pioneer American Society, Spring 2012, Vol. 44, No. 1.
Review of Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and Emilio Zamora, eds., Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation. Southwestern Historical Quarterly, January 2011, Vol. 114.
Review of John Baur, The Health Seekers of Southern California, 1870-1900. Journal of the West, Spring 2010, Vol. 49, No. 2
Review of Will Fowler, Santa Anna of Mexico. Journal of Southern History, February 2010, Vol. 76, No. 1.
Review of Dagoberto Gib, ed., Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature. East Texas Historical Journal, Spring 2009.
Review of Judy Alter, Martín de León Tejano Empresario. Journal of the West, Winter 2009, Vol. 48, No. 1.
Review of Jerry Thompson, Cortina: Defending the Mexican Name in Texas. Journal of the West, Spring 2008, Vol. 47, No. 2.
Review of Jose R. Lopez Morin, The Legacy of Americo Paredes. Journal of the West, Summer 2007, Vol. 46, No. 3.
Review of Melissa Walker and Rebecca Sharpless, eds., Work, Family, and Faith: Rural Southern Women in the Twentieth Century. History: Reviews of New Books, Summer 2007, Vol.35, No.4.
Review of Joseph E. Chance, Jose Maria de Jesus Carvajal: The Life and Times of a Mexican Revolutionary. Pacific Historical Review, August 2007, Vol. 76, No. 3.
Review of David Johnson, The Mason County “Hoo Doo” War, 1874-1902. Journal of Southern History, Spring 2007, Vol. 73, No. 2.
Review of Jovita Gonzalez, Life along the Border: A Landmark Tejana Thesis. Journal of the West, Winter 2007, Vol. 46, No. 1.
Review of Gary Clayton Anderson, The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875. Journal of the West, Summer 2006, Vol. 45, No. 3.
Review of A. Gabriel Melendez, Spanish-Language Newspapers in New Mexico, 1834-1958. Southwestern Historical Quarterly, April 2006, Vol.CIX, No.4.
Review of Gerald J. Baldasty, VIGILANTE NEWSPAPERS: A TALE OF SEX, RELIGION, & MURDER IN THE NORTHWEST. Journal of the West, Winter 2006, Vol.45, No.1.
Review of Paul J. Vanderwood, JUAN SOLDADO: Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint. Journal of the West, Fall 2005, Vol.44, No.4.
Review of Virginia Sutter, Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions, Stories, and Cultures of Arapaho People. Journal of the West, Fall 2005, Vol.44, No. 4.
“VIVA MEXICO! VIVA LA LIBERTAD!: Diez y Seis de Septiembre in Texas and the Acculturation of Tejano Communities in San Antonio and Laredo, 1890-1910” part of Culture and Community panel presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Conference, March 31-April 4, 2010
“Pobre Mexico: El Regidor, Diaz, and the Cross-Border Imagination, 1890-1899” part of Border Crossings: Mexican Emigration Policy and the Cross-Border Imagination in the Age of Porfirio Diaz panel presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association’s 88th Annual Conference, March 12-15, 2008.
“Pablo Cruz and El Regidor: The Emergence of a Bicultural Identity in San Antonio, 1888-1910” part of the Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Impact: The Potential for Mexican American Biographical Studies panel presented at the Western History Association’s 46th Annual Conference, October 11-14, 2006.
Graduate Program Head for History, Fall 2009-present
Advisor to all graduate students, Review graduate applications, oversee graduate assistants, complete graduate degree plans, organize information activities, update catalog
Interim Department Chair, summers 2009-2016
History Search Committee, Spring 2014
General Education Curriculum Committee in History, coordinator, Spring 2007-2012
Completed “Core Objected Checklist,” created U.S. survey evaluation tool, review collected data, report results
History Search Committee, Fall 2007-Spring 2010
Faculty Advisor of Phi Alpha Theta/History Club, Fall 2004-Spring 2007
Instructional Advisor for History Adjuncts, Fall 2005–Spring 2007
History Search Committee, Fall 2005-Spring 2006
College of Arts & Sciences Service:
Spanish Search Committee, Spring-Fall 2013
College Curriculum Committee, Fall 2009-Spring 2012
Social Work Search Committee, Fall 2008-Spring 2009
Political Science Search Committee, Fall 2006-Spring 2008
Communication Search Committee, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
Biology Search Committee, Spring 2006-Spring 2007
UTPB’s Compliance Committee (2020 SACSCOC reaffirmation), 2017-2020
Subcommittee Chair: Purpose, Planning Processes and Assessment of Achievement
Graduate Council-Chair, 2015-present
History Representative, 2009-present
Committee to Review GA Allotment-Chair, 2016
Graduate Council By Laws Committee-Chair, 2015-2016
Subcommittee to Review Graduate Assistantship Program-Chair, 2012-2013
LASSO Title V Faculty Mentoring Program-serving as faculty mentor, 2015-2016
EAB Committee, 2016
University Curriculum Committee, 2014-present
Parking & Traffic Committee, 2010-present
UTPB Admissions Committee, 2005- 2015
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (chair), 2013- 2014
GEOC Subcommittee-Personal Responsibility, 2012- 2013
GEOC Subcommittee- Social Responsibility, 2012-2013
Undergraduate Research Committee, 2010-2013
Academic Integrity Committee, 2009-2012
Faculty Advisor, Feminist Club, 2011
Spanish Language Fair Judge, 2009
Student Affairs Senate Committee, 2007- 2008
Student Union Advisory Board, 2008
Coordinator of the Minority Scholar Program, 2006-2007
Spanish Convocation Speaker, December 2006
Honors Program Task Force, 2005-2006
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
State Board of Review member (Texas State Historical Commission), 2016-2018 term.
Texas State Historical Association, Hernandez Research Fellowship Award Committee, 2016-2018.
Texas State Historical Association, Fellowship Awards Committee (Chair), 2014-2015.
Peer Reviewer for The Journal of South Texas, 2014.
Texas State Historical Association, Fellowship Awards Committee, 2013-2014.
Texas State Historical Association, Program Committee, 2012-2014.
Texas State Historical Association, Fellowship Committee, 2011-2012.
Guest Speaker: UVU Cesar Chavez Day, March 31, 2012.
Guest Speaker: “We are American” presented by Odessa Civic Engagement Project, Civic Participation Series, February 2, 2010.
Peer Reviewer for The Journal of South Texas, 2008-2009.
Guest speaker: Hispanic Cultural Awareness Week, Texas Tech University, April 1, 2009.
Guest speaker: “Damas De Oro” presented by Hispanic Heritage of Odessa, May 9, 2008.
(speech on history of Hispanic women in Texas—attended at the request of Dr. David Watts, UTPB president)
Organizer & Panelist: Following Clio’s Muse: Pursuing the Historical Profession, Presented by UTPB’s Minority Scholar Program, April 12, 2007
Organizer & Panelist: Graduate School & Research: A Roundtable Discussion, Presented by UTPB’s Minority Scholar Program, November 3, 2006
Organizer & Panelist: Applying, Attending & Surviving Graduate School: A Roundtable Discussion, Presented by UTPB’s Minority Scholar Program, March 15, 2006
Panelist: “Remembering Our Past…Working Towards Our Future: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Minority Communities in West Texas,” public forum at UTPB, September 2005
Panelist: Graduate School and Research Roundtable, Presented by UTPB’s Minority Scholar Program, September 2004