Carlos R. Herrera
Carlos R. Herrera
East Faculty #134
Educational History, including undergraduate and graduate institutions
2000: PhD, History, University of New Mexico
1990: MA, History, University of San Diego
1984: BA, History/Psychology, University of San Diego
Statement of research/scholarly interests
Dr. Herrera’s scholarly interests include Colonial and Modern Latin America, the Spanish Borderlands, and the history of Latinos in the U.S. He is currently completing work on a book that analyzes Juan Bautista de Anza’s efforts to implement the Bourbon Reforms in New Mexico during his term as governor of that colony between 1778-1788.
“Infidelity and the Presidio Captain from Sonora: The Politics of Gender, Adultery, and Honor in the Private and Public Lives of María Rosa Tato y Anza and José Antonio Vildósola, 1769-1783,” peer-reviewed article published in the Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 15: 2 (May 2006), thirty-five pages.
“Antes de las aguas…el desierto: la historia temprana del valle Imperial-Mexicali,” peer-reviewed book chapter published in Desarrollo y medio ambiente de la región fronteriza México-Estados Unidos: Valles de Imperial y Mexicali, eds. Kimberly Collins, Paul Ganster, Cheryl Mason, Eduardo Sánchez-López, Margarito Quintero-Núñez (Mexico: Porrua, 2005), pp. 23-41.
“Imperial Husbands, Imperial Wives: Enlightened Absolutism and Application of the Royal Pragmatic on Marriages in Spanish New Mexico, 1776-1803,” peer-reviewed article under revision for the New Mexico Historical Review (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico), thirty-four pages.
“Juan Bautista de Anza and the Social-Militarization of Bourbon El Paso: 1778-1788,” peer-reviewed article published in The Journal of the Southwest, vol. 46: 3 (Autumn, 2004), pp. 501-528.
“Before the Waters…The Desert: An Early History of the Imperial Valley,” peer-reviewed book chapter published in Imperial-Mexicali Valleys: Development and Environment of the U.S-Mexican Border Region, eds. Kimberly Collins, Paul Ganster, Cheryl Mason, Eduardo Sánchez-López, Margarito Quintero-Núñez (San Diego: San Diego State University Press, 2004), pp. 17-32.
“New Mexican Resistance to U.S. Occupation during the Mexican American War of 1846-1848,” peer-reviewed book chapter published in The Contested Homeland: A Chicano History of New Mexico, eds. David R. Maciél and Herlinda Gonzalez-Berry (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2000), pp. 23-42.
“From Baja California to Alta California: A Biographical Study of Mexican Immigration to the U.S. in the 20th Century,” in Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1992, pp. 145-152.
“Before Rebellion: Letters & Reports of Jacobo Sedelmayr, S.J.,” eds. Daniel S. Matson and Bernard L. Fontana, in New Mexico Historical Review, Vol. 73, No. 2 (April 1998), pp. 184-185.
“The Exposition on the Province of New Mexico, 1812,” by Don Pedro Bautista Pino; eds. Adrián Bustamante and Marc Simmons, in New Mexico Historical Review Vol. 72, No. 1 (January 1997), pp. 120.
“Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610,” by Gaspár Perez de Villagrá, trans. and eds. Miguel Encinias, Alfred Rodríguez, and Joseph P. Sánchez; “The Defense of Northern New Spain--Hugo O'Conor's Report to Teodoro de Croix, July 22, 1777,” by Donald Cutter, in Hispanic American Historical Review Vol. 77, No. 3 (August 1997), pp. 509-511.
“Antigua California: Mission and Colony on the Peninsular Frontier, 1697-1768,” by Harry W. Crosby, in New Mexico Historical Review Vol. 70, No. 4 (October 1995), pp. 427-428.
Papers and Presentations
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 11, 2004. “Marriage and Family: Application of Spain’s 1776 Royal Pragmatic on Marriages in Colonial New Mexico, 1778-88.”
Western History Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 16-19, 2002. Roundtable, Identifying and Representing the “West”: Some Place Between the Personal, the Public and the Institutional.
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, Missoula, Montana, April 22-26, 1998. “Church/State Relations in Bourbon New Mexico, 1778-88.”
Joint Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Historical Societies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 1-3, 1998. Chaired and commented on a panel regarding Juan Bautista de Anza, Governor of New Mexico, 1778-88.
International Conference on the Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition to Alta California, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, and Calexico, California, November 6-7, 1996.
First World Conference on Juan Bautista de Anza, Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico, May, 1996. “The King's Governor: Juan Bautista de Anza and Colonial New Mexico, 1778-1788.”
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 1995. “Juan Bautista de Anza and the Bourbon Reforms.”
Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Glendale, Arizona, October 1992. “From Baja California to Alta California: A Biographical Study of Mexican Immigration to the U.S. in the 20th Century.”
Attendance at Professional Meetings
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 11,
Western History Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 2002.
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, Tucson, Arizona, March 2001.
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, Missoula, Montana, April 1998.
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, San Diego, California, March 1997.
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 1996.
North and Latin American “Mexicanist Historians” Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, November 1994.
Courses taught at SDSU-IV
- Colonial Latin America
- Modern Latin America
- Colonial Mexico
- Modern Mexico
- Colonial/Modern California
- U.S.-Mexico Border
- Spanish Borderlands
- Writing of History
- Chicana/o Studies
- Religious Studies
- Modern U.S. History For Teachers
- World History For Teachers
- Guerilla Movements in Latin America