Francisco H. Vázquez
Professor of History of Ideas
Ph.D. European Intellectual History, 1978, Claremont Graduate University
Dissertation title: “Mexican Philosophy: An Analysis of the Mexican Philosophical Discourse.”
Office Carson Hall 34
Professional and Personal Interests
As Director of the Hutchins Institute for Public Policy Studies and Community Action at Sonoma State University, Vázquez oversees the Master’s Program Action for a Viable Future, and various civic engagement research and leadership projects. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Community Action Partnership and the Roseland University Prep High School Advisory Board. His involvement in community activities with youth, the integration of Latino/as into the larger society, and the development of the Roseland community earned him is the 2009 Listening for a Change, Connie Codding Humanist Award. He is currently working on a manuscript on the obscure concept of the “continental American” which focuses on the commonalities shared by all américanos throughout this continent.
Selected Course Offerings
Quest for Democracy
Political Bodies: Body Politic
Power and Literature
Consciousness And Discourse
Postmodern Analysis of Culture
Latino/a Thought: Culture, Politics, and Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003, Second Edition, 2009).
“The Furies and Apollo: Latino/as in the United States and Public Citizenship,” in Perspectivas Transatlánticas en la Literatura Chicana: Ensayos y creatividad. Edited by María Herrera-Sobek, Francisco Lomelí, Juan Antonio Perles Rochel. Málaga, España: Universidad de Málaga, 2004.
Ganas y Poder: Civic Engagement among Latino Youth: The Case of Sonoma County, Research Monograph (2003). Co-authored with Carlos A. Benito.
Civic Engagement of Latino High School Students in Sonoma County: Emerging Themes from Focus Groups, Research Monograph (2003).
“The Political Economy Of Culture And The Birth Of A Civil Society After NAFTA.” Latino Studies Journal, Winter, 1997.