Advisory Board Member
Tejana born and brought up in a farm labor camp in Washington state, Antonia I. Castañeda received her Ph.D. in U.S. History at Stanford University. Now retired, she taught in Chicana/o and Women’s Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and in the Departments of History at UT Austin and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. An activist-scholar, her scholarly publications include the prize winning “Women of Color and the Re-Writing of Western History.” A founding member of MALCS (Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social), she served on the Scholars Advisory Board of the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project; served on the Board of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center; co-edited the Chicana Matters Series, University of Texas Press; served on the National Park Service’s Scholars’ Advisory Board for the American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study, as well as on the Board of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. She is a founding board member of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, former Chair of the San Antonio Commission on Literacy, and is a member of the Buena Gente of the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center. Castañeda received the 2007 National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Scholar of the Year Award.