A historian and sociologist, Montejano is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is former Chair of the Center For Latino Policy Research, a Unit of the Institute for the Study of Social Change. Past teaching appointments include the University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Santa Cruz, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also the Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies. He also has held appointments as Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, Resident Scholar of the School of American Research in Santa Fe, and as Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellow.
Montejano’s major areas of interest include Comparative and Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Change, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Community Studies. He is the author of the prizewinning historical overview, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986 (Austin: Univ of Texas Press, 1987; 7th Printing, 1999). The book also has been translated and published in Mexico (Mexico City: Editorial Alianza, 1991).
Mexicans and Anglos in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986. 11th printing, 2007.
Ed. Chicano Politics and Society in the late Twentieth Century. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999.
Quixote’s Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.