David Montejano

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David Montejano at the 2010 Texas Book Festival.

David Montejano (born 1948) is an American sociologist and historian.


He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and from Yale University with a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology. He taught at the University of Texas at Austin, University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of New Mexico. He was the former Chair of the Center for Latino Policy Research at University of California, Berkeley.[1]

In 1995, he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. From 1992-1998, he was State Commissioner of the Texas Commission on the Arts.


  • 1987–1988 National Endowment for the Humanities Resident Scholar [2]
  • 1988 Frederick Jackson Turner Award [3]
  • Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellow at Stanford
  • School of American Research Resident Scholar in Santa Fe
  • Rockefeller Post-Doctoral Fellow



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