BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Felix Almaraz

Dr. Felix Almaraz

Cultural Arts

Felix Almaraz earned his diploma from South San Antonio High School in 1952, an Associate of Arts degree from San Antonio College in 1957, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from St. Mary's University in 1959 and 1962, and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1968. Almaraz began teaching at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 1973. He has been a professor of history with UTSA since 2009. Working in the History Department, Almaraz has taught classes on the Spanish Borderlands, Spanish Colonial Texas, Imperial Spain, Modern Spain, history of South Texas, Modern Texas history, and the cultural origins of San Antonio. Almaraz’s most recent honors include a 1994 President's Distinguished Achievement Award, an Excellence in Research award in 1988, and a Senior Fulbright Lectureship in the Republic of Argentina. He has published numerous books including Knight Without Armor: Carlos Eduardo Castaneda, 1896-1958 (Texas A&M University Press, 1999), Tragic Cavalier: Governor Manuel Salcedo of Texas, 1808-1813 (University of Texas Press, 1971), and Crossroad of Empire: The Church and State on the Rio Grande Frontier of Coahuila and Texas, 1700-1821 (UTSA Center for Archaeological Research, 1979). Almaraz taught at the Harlandale Independent School District from 1960 to 1964 before pursuing doctoral studies. While studying at the University of New Mexico in 1966, Almaraz was employed as a Historical Information Analyst for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Following his doctoral work, Almaraz held teaching positions at St. Mary's University, Pan American College (now The University of Texas--Pan American), and the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the UTSA faculty, Almaraz was the Director of the Bilingual Education Center of the South San Antonio Independent School District.

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