A Xica Nation exclusive interview with Miguel A. Levario, PhD.
Iris Rodriguez – April 15, 2017
As a son of El Paso, Texas, Dr. Miguel Levario’s consciousness about borderland identity and militarization began early. He chose the field of borderland studies, and went on to Notre Dame and Stanford. He received his PhD from UT Austin and now teaches at Texas Tech in Lubbock. Dr. Levario’s book, Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy, which reaches as far back as 1895 to put our modern experience into context as part of a larger, intergenerational militarization of the Texas borderlands and Mexican American peoples.