Albert Camarillo

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.


  • California and the Future of U.S. Politics *
  • Civil Rights and Race/Ethnic Relations in Trump's America *
  • Comparative Urban Histories of European Immigrants, Mexican Americans, and African Americans, 1900-1980
  • Immigrants and Immigration Policies *
  • Mexican Immigration, Past and Present
  • Race and Ethnicity in Modern America
  • The New Racial Frontier: Minority-Majority Cities in Contemporary America

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.


Navigating Segregated Life in America’s Racial Borderhoods

This lecture was presented as the Presidential Address at the OAH Annual Meeting in San Francisco in April 2013.

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