Marc Simon Rodriguez is Professor of history at Portland State University and Editor of the Pacific Historical Review. Before joining the faculty of Portland State University, Rodriguez taught at Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University South Bend. His first book, The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin (2011), won the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies' Texas Nonfiction Book Award. He is also the editor of Repositioning North American Migration History: New Directions in Modern Continental Migration, Citizenship, and Community (2004) and a co-editor, with Anthony Grafton, of Migration in History: Human Migration in Comparative Perspective (2007). His newest book is Rethinking the Chicano Movement (2014) which is a synthetic history of the Chicano Movement for Latinx Civil Rights.
This lecture explores the ways Americanism shaped the Chicano Movement (Mexican American Civil Rights Movement) after World War II, and considers the ways in which parallel movements such as the African-American Freedom Movement, Black Power, Women's Rights, and Anti-Colonialism shaped the Chicano Movement, and its essentially reformist agenda.