Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
F. Arturo Rosales received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1978. Since writing a dissertation on Mexican immigration to the Chicago area, he has published over 40 articles and essays and six books on the Mexican immigrant experience and on Latino civil rights. His book Chicano! A History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (Houston: Arte Público Press, 1996) accompanied a PBS documentary of the same name. Professor Rosales published ¡Pobre Raza!: Violence, Crime, Justice, and Mobilization Among Mexico Lindo Immigrants, 1890 with the University of Texas Press in 1999. Since then Arte Público Press has published two of Professor Rosales' works; Testimonio: A Documentary History of the Mexican American Struggle for Civil Rights in 2000, and in 2006, A Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History. He is now working on a book tentatively titled Entering Mexico: Repatriates, Tourists, Unwanted Immigrants and Colonization Pipe Dreams, 1920-1940.Teaching Interests and Courses Research Interests and Selected Publications Since coming to ASU in 1980, after five years at the University of Houston, Professor Rosales has taught Mexican American, United States and Latin American history. Besides undergraduate teaching, Dr. Rosales has mentored numerous graduate students who are now teaching at other universities and colleges. He also taught at the University of Nebraska and the University of California, Davis as a visiting professor. Professional Service Activities
While at Arizona State University, Professor Rosales has served in various university committees at the department, college and presidential levels. In addition, he has been involved in numerous national organizations. At present he is on the board of editors in the American Nineteenth Century journal, and on the advisory committee of two national media projects, "Race with History" radio program and the "American Lynching" film documentary project. Throughout his career, Professor Rosales has been invited to speak in numerous community forums not only in Arizona and Texas where he has resided, but also in Nebraska, California, Connecticut, Illinois and Indiana. For over ten years, he served as a speaker for the Arizona Humanities Council Resource. Since his undergraduate days, Professor Rosales has served in many venues as a civil rights activist. Most recently he as worked on projects dealing with immigrant rights.