OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Albert Camarillo

Portrait of Albert Camarillo

A past president of the OAH, Albert Camarillo is the Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor, Emeritus at Stanford University. He has also served as the founding director of the Stanford Center for Chicano Research, founding executive director of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, associate dean and director of undergraduates studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and founding director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. He is the author of several books, including Chicanos in California: A History of Mexican Americans (1984), Chicanos in a Changing Society (1996), and the forthcoming "The Racial Borderhoods of America: Mexican Americans and the Changing Ethnic/Racial Landscapes of Cities, 1850–2000." Over the course of his career, Camarillo has received many awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation; he is the only faculty member in the history of Stanford University to receive its six highest awards for excellence in teaching, service to undergraduate education and Stanford alumni, and university-related public service.

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