Alejandro Garcia

Class of 2019

My name is Alejandro Garcia, and I am a historian and cultural anthropologist based in El Paso, Texas. I earned a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on African American Studies, and a B.A. in Anthropology with an emphasis on Cultural Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Archaeological Field Methods, and Cultural Resource Management at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in the History Department at UTEP, with an emphasis on borderlands studies and public history. I am actively conducting research on the ongoing process of constitutional recognition for afro-descendant communities in Mexico by defining cultural difference through music and other cultural expressions. I am also currently the graduate student Research Assistant for the Museo Urbano, The Center for Borderlands History, The Public History Lab and The Institute of Oral History at UTEP. I have also served as lecturer, curator, assistant curator, and as a researcher for exhibits at The American Museum of Natural History in New York City, The History Museum of El Paso, and the Centennial Museum at UTEP.