Ana Martinez-Catsam

Ana Martinez-Catsam

Professor, History Department Chair, Graduate Program Head, and Interim Department of Literature and Language Chair
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History
Department of Literature and Language
History Program
MB 4130

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.