Marco  Cervantes 

Associate Professor & Director, Mexican American Studies Program

Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

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Phone: 210-458-4948



Marco Cervantes was born and raised in Houston, Texas and began his academic career at the University of Houston-Downtown where he earned a Bachelors of Arts in English.  Cervantes earned a Master of Arts in English at the University of Texas at San Antonio with a focus on Mexican American Literature.  In 2009, Cervantes was awarded a Ford Dissertation Fellowship for his work on African American and Mexican American cultural interconnections.  Cervantes completed his doctorate at UTSA’s English Department with a focus on Black and Latina/o Literature. 
At the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Mexican American Studies Program, in the Department of Bicultural and Bilingual Studies, Cervantes teaches and researches transculturation and shared spaces among African American and Mexican American communities.  Along with his scholarship, Cervantes performs as hip hop artist Mexican Stepgrandfather, professing the complexities of Mexican American culture and identity. Cervantes, as Mexican Stepgrandfather, has performed at universities and venues around the United States and internationally.  
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