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.”
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.
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.