Santa Clara University

Ethnic Studies Program

Ramon Chacon


Dr. Ramón D. Chacón

Associate Professor
History Dept. and Ethnic Studies Program
St. Joseph's Hall 120
(408) 554-4782

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Professor Ramón Chacón was born in Brawley, California, near the Mexican border.  His parents were farm workers and his father was involved in many farm labor unions dating back to 1919.  He grew up in Fresno, California.

Dr. Chacon received his B.A. in History and Spanish at Cal State University, Fresno.  He obtained an M.A. degree in History, an M.A. in Latin American Studies, and his Ph.D. in History with a specialization in modern Latin America all at Stanford University.  Dr. Chacon taught Chicano History classes at Soledad State Prison on four occasions while a graduate student at Stanford.  Professor Chacón began his teaching career at Humboldt State University and started his career at Santa Clara University in Fall 1981.  He holds a joint appointment in History and Ethnic Studies.
Dr. Chacon’s publications have been published in three anthologies and in such academic journals as the Social Science Quarterly, Peasant Studies, Journal of Church and State, The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History, Latino Studies Journal, Southern California Quarterly, Journalism History, and California History.

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