Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco
P.O. Box 7908
Ruidoso, NM 88355
(575) 315-1156



1992 Ph.D. UCLA, History

1982 MA UCLA, History

1980 BA UT Austin, History
Teaching Areas: World Humanities, Western Civilization, US History, American West, New Mexico History, Texas History, Chicanx History, Latinx History, Women’s History


2000 – present, Professor, History & Humanities dept., ENMU, Ruidoso
1997- 2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1993- 1994 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Texas, at San Antonio



Pioneer of Mexican-American Civil Rights: Alonso S. Perales (Houston: Arte Publico Press, 2022)

Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist (Austin: Univ. of Texas, 2020)

No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (Austin: University of Texas at Austin, 2009)

25 entries in the Latinas in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2006)

Mexican Americans in Texas History, co-edited with Emilio Zamora and Rodolfo Rocha (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2000)

80 entries in the New Handbook of Texas (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996)

Over 100 newspaper articles & letters to the editor