Derek Xavier Garcia

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Derek Xavier Garcia was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Deep South Texas. However, his research and studies have led him far from the border: from a BA at Amherst College, to a Master’s degree in Civilisation Américaine at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3). He now resides in Montréal, where he is a doctoral student in History at Concordia University. His research focuses on historical Mexican-American and Chicano educational activism in South Texas, with an emphasis on folklore and oral history. His work on folklorist and scholar Américo Paredes has been published in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies and Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies.

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