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I have been at the The Department of Mexican American Studies (MAS) since 2003.  I teach the Mexican American Studies introduction and Latin@ Urbanization courses for undergraduates and graduate courses in cultural history.  Born and raised in Tucson, my deep family roots on both sides of the Arizona-Sonora border inspired my interest in regional history.  My newest research illustrates how postwar federal housing polices, along with urban planning and zoning directives, affected ethnic communites in Southern Arizona.

View of city of Tucson, Arizona, from Gates Pass in the Tucson Mountains.Photograph by Jefferson Reid.








Javelina, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, ArizonaI am curretly the Director of Graduate Studies for our department.  

My email is lotero@u.arizona.edu