Carlos Muñoz, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Jr. is a Chancellor's Public Scholar, the Distinguished Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professor, Adjunct Faculty, Center for Latin American Studies and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. In his 48 years of teaching in higher education, he has gained international prominence as political scientist, historian, and public intellectual. He was the founding chair of the first Chicano Studies department in the nation in 1968 at CSU Los Angeles and the founding chair of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and is regarded as a pioneer in the creation of undergraduate and graduate curricula in the discipline of Ethnic Studies.
Dr. Muñoz is the author of numerous pioneering works on the Mexican American political experience and on African American and Latino political coalitions. His award winning book Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement is considered the classic study of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s. He is currently writing a book on Decolonizing America that will incorporate his research on the multiracial roots of Mexican culture.
Dr. Muñoz has previously taught and served as the Program Director for UC Berkeley summer programs in Madrid, Spain, and in Veracruz and Guanajuato, Mexico.