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Manuel Medrano

Dr. Manuel Medrano

Dr. Manuel Medrano



Manuel F. Medrano is currently a professor in the History Department at the University of Texas at Brownsville, specializing in Mexican American history and culture. He is a member of the Humanities Texas Distinguished Speaker’s Bureau, the recipient of the University of Texas Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award and the current holder of the Houston Endowment for Civic Engagement. He has authored three published historical/cultural poetry books about the border including En Cuerpo y Mente, Imagenes and En la Sombra de Mi Alma, co-authored a history book with Dr. Milo Kearney entitled Medieval Culture and the Mexican American Borderlands and a book with Dr. Anthony Knopp entitled Charro Days in Brownsville. Medrano’s most recent book is Américo Paredes, In His Own Words, An Authorized Biography. Since 1994 he has produced and directed, in conjunction with the UTB Media Services, twenty-three oral history profiles of people and events in the Rio Grande Valley, including legendary folklorist Américo Paredes, acclaimed Tejano writer Rolando Hinojosa and Chicano civil rights activist José Angel Gutierrez.


Ed. D. from the University of Houston

CV/VITAE: Medrano Vitae

Classes Taught:

U.S. History 1301
U.S. History 1302
Mexican American History 2380
Mexican American Heritage 6316

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Mexican American History
U.S. History

Previous Experience:

University of Houston
Houston Community College
Clear Creek Independent School District
Brownsville Independent School District


Office: M0 Bldg. 


 Room: M1.126F


(956) 882-8260
Fax: (956) 882-7072

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