Instructor Biography: Charles Truxillo
Dr. Charles Truxillo was born in 1953 in Albuquerque, of a Mexican and Chicano family. He attended grade school in the barrio of East San Jose in Albuquerque, and high school in Belen. Dr. Truxillo studied to be a Roman Catholic priest in California and in Rome. His doctoral degree was earned at UNM in Latin American and Asian history. For six years he taught at Highlands University, and for the past ten years he was faculty in the Chicano Studies Department at UNM. Currently he is a researcher at the university’s Center for Regional Studies. He has a loyal following of Osher members and teaches extensively through UNM Continuing Education, including courses for both Growth and Enrichment and the Story of New Mexico program. Dr. Truxillo has published three books – History of Islam – By the Sword and the Cross – Periods of World History: A Latin American Perspective ... And is currently working on a book about the Moro Wars in the Philippines.
Other classes taught
00003A Anglo American Westward Expansion
00003B Decline of Mexico
00003C Independence of Texas
00003D Mexican War (1846-1848)
00003E Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
A Brief History of Western Fashion in a Few Iconic Garments
Amazon Warrior Women and the Sarmatians
American History Through Film: The Transcontinental Railroad and the AMC series Hell on Wheels
Charles Truxillo Lecture
Chimayó Revolt of 1836
Colonial Mexico and the Spanish Borderlands, 1519-1810
DNA and New Mexico Family History
Ecosystem Services of Traditional Irrigation Systems in Northern New Mexico Watersheds
From Coughin’ to Coffin: New Mexico and Tuberculosis
Geology of the Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains: Santa Fe to Las Vegas
History of Spain & Portugal
How Water is Allocated and Re-Allocated in New Mexico: Theory vs. Practice
John Gaw Meem
Memorable Journeys in Navajo History: Navajo Beginnings and the Navajo Long Walk
Meso-American Civilization
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