Emilio Zamora received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Texas A&I University in Kingsville (now Texas A&M University – Kingsville) and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin.
He is currently a professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Zamora has authored three books, co-edited three anthologies, assisted in the production of a Texas history text, translated and edited a WWI diary, and written numerous scholarly articles.
He has received six best-book awards (Texas State Historical Association, the Texas Philosophical Society, the Texas Institute of Letters, the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin, the Texas Historical Commission, and the Southern Historical Association), a best-article prize (the Western History Association), and a Fulbright García-Robles fellowship. Zamora is a lifetime member of the Texas Institute of Letters, a lifetime Fellow with the Texas State Historical Association, a current Fellow of the Barbara White Stuart Centennial Professorship in Texas History at the University of Texas, and a current Fellow with the Institute for Historical Studies (UT, 2013-14).