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
Anthropological Genetic History: The Sephardic Jews and their origins in the Iberian Peninsula
00003A Anglo American Westward Expansion
00003B Decline of Mexico
00003C Independence of Texas
00003D Mexican War (1846-1848)
00003E Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Amazon Warrior Women and the Sarmatians
America and Its Highwire Act with History
Anthropological Genetic History: The Lombard Connection to Italian Families
Anthropological Genetic History: The Viking Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I)
Celts and Vikings – How did they Mix?
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
Halifax
History of Spain & Portugal