Richard R Flores

Primary Field
Cultural Anthropology
Professor, University of Texas, Austin, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Folklore and Expressive Culture of Greater Mexico; Anthropology of Symbols; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology and History; and Critical Theory.

I am a Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and Anthropology and at The University of Texas at Austin where I hold the C. B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations. Most recently I was Sr. Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts. I work in the areas of critical theory, performance studies, semiotics, and historical and cultural anthropology. I am a native of San Antonio, Texas, and received my B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1989. I am the author of Remembering the Alamo: Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol (University of Texas Press, 2002), Los Pastores: History and Performance in the Mexican Shepherd’s Play of South Texas (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995), editor of Adina De Zavala’s, History and Legends of the Alamo (Arte Público Press, 1996). In addition, I have published essays in American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, American Literary History, Radical History Review, and in the edited volume, Latino Cultural Citizenship, published by Beacon Press.

In addition to my scholarly work, I have extensive experience in the area of curriculum development and international studies, particularly in Latin America and the Middle East.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere