Dr. Maria Vallejo

Teaching Assistant Professor

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Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 2pm-3pm

Ph.D. in Borderlands History - University of Texas at El Paso

M.A. in History and B.A. in Social Studies Composite - University of Texas-Pan American (now the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Maria Vallejo is a Teaching Assistant Professor for American Ethnic Studies - Social Transformation Studies dept at K-State. Dr. Vallejo’s research examines the impacts of citizenship, race, class, and gender on land tenure and property ownership in South Texas. In addition to her land tenure’s specialization, her other research interest includes U.S-Mexico Borderlands, Texas History, American West, Spanish Borderlands, and Spanish paleography. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to ghost stories, watching Korean Dramas, and sewing for fun.

Select Publications

Review of Death on the Lonely Llano Estacado: The Assassination of J.W. Jarrot, A Forgotten Hero. In the Journal of South Texas, vol. 31, no. 2, Spring 2018, 207-208.

“The Formation and Early Development of the Llano Grande.” In Yet More Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Daniel Knight, eds. Brownsville: The University of Texas at Brownsville, 2015.

“Wild Food Resources in South Texas.” Bobbie L. Lovett et al., eds. In Native American Peoples of South Texas. Edinburg, TX: Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools Program with the University of Texas-Pan American, 2014.