OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Ramón Gutiérrez

Portrait of Ramón Gutiérrez

Ramón Gutiérrez is the Preston and Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor of History and the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. A former MacArthur Fellow, he previously taught at the University of California, San Diego, where he founded the ethnic studies department and its Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. The author of When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away (1991), and the editor of six volumes, he is currently working on a study of the religious and political thought of Reyes López Tijerina, one of the leaders of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s.

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