Dr. Armando Trujillo
Assistant Professor
Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
University of Texas at San Antonio


Armando L. Trujillo, Assistant Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at UTSA, holds a BS in biological science and a MA in education from the University of Texas at El Paso. He also earned a MA in anthropology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.


At UTSA, Dr. Trujillo has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in bicultural studies foundations, ethnographic and qualitative research methods, cultural adaptation, Mexican American culture, and Latino biculturalism.

Research and Publications

Dr. Trujillo's research interests have focused on ethnolinguistic community political empowerment and its relationship to schooling, cultural production, culture change, and leadership development. His publications include a book, Empowerment and bilingual education: Movimiento politics in Crystal City, Texas, (New York: Garland Publishing, in press); and contributions to Community colleges as cultural text, eds. J. Valadez, K. Shaw, & R. Rhoads, (Albany: State University of New York Press, in press); The cultural production of the educated person: Critical ethnographies of schooling in local practice, eds. B. A. Levinson, D. Foley, & D. C. Holland, (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996); Chicanas and Chicanos in contemporary society, ed. R. M. De Anda, (New York: Macmillan, 1995); Critical perspectives on bilingual education research, eds. R. V. Padilla & A. H. Benavides, (Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Review/Press, Arizona State University, 1992); and Readings on Equal Education, 10: Critical Issues for a New Administration and Congress, ed. S. S. Goldberg, (New York: AMS Press, 1989).

Awards and Grants

Armando L. Trujillo has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them a Title VII Bilingual Education Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin, 1984-86, a Spencer Dissertation-Year Fellowship for Research Related to Education for 1989-90, a Post Doctoral Fellowship, IUP/SSRC Quantitative Research Methods Workshop, University of Michigan, Summer 1993, a Faculty Research Award, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1993-1994, a Joint Faculty-Graduate Student Research Grant, University of Texas at San Antonio, Summer 1995, and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for 1995-96. He was also a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Houston during the 1996-1997 academic year. This was a research appointment to work on a book manuscript of his dissertation study.

Professional Service

Dr. Trujillo is a member of several professional organizations, among them the American Association of Anthropology, the Society of Applied Anthropology, the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, the American Educational Research Association, and the National Association of Bilingual Education.

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