Ana Martinez-Catsam

Ana Martinez-Catsam

Professor, Department Chair, and Graduate Program Head
Department of History
History Program
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History Program

Department of History


BA, Texas A&M University

MA, St. Mary's University

PhD, Texas Tech University 

Research Interests

Dr. Martinez-Catsam’s work is on Gilded Age and Progressive Era Texas with an emphasis on epidemics, newspapers, and the Mexican American experience.

Courses Taught

Dr. Martinez-Catsam teaches courses on Texas, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era as well as the Mexican American/Chicano experience. 

Recent Publications

“Our Local Board of Health Asserts that No Epidemic of Any Kind Exists in San Antonio: State vs. Local Expertise in the 1903 Yellow Fever Quarantine” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 124, Number 1, July 2020.

"Slightly Disfigured but Still in the Ring:" San Antonio Merchants and the Flood of 1921" Journal of South Texas, Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring 2018.

"The San Antonio Daily Light's Campaign Against the Naturalization of Mexicans, 1890-1897" Journal of West, Vol. 55, No. 4, Fall 2016.

"Selling a Cure: The Spanish Influenza and Merchants in Texas and New Mexico" The Journal of South Texas, Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 2015.

"The Spanish Influenza of 1918: The Function of the El Paso Morning Times to a Community in Crisis" The Journal of the West, Vol. 52, No. 1, Winter 2013.

Current Projects

Dr. Martinez-Catsam is working on projects exploring community response to Gilded Age and Progressive Era epidemics.

Last Updated: 10/14/2021