A native of the Lower Valley of Texas, professor Alonzo received his Ph.D. in History from Indiana University in 1991 and has taught at Southwest Texas State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests are the history of Tejanos and Borderlands of Mexico and the U.S. He is the author of Tejano Legacy: Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900, published by the University of New Mexico Press in 1998. With funding from the National Research Council, he is currently studying the history of Texas and Northern Mexico in the period 1700-1865.
- Ph.D. in American History, Indiana University Bloomington - (Bloomington, Indiana, United States) 1991
- M.A. in History, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - (Edinburg, Texas, United States) 1983
- B.A. in American Government, University of Notre Dame - (Notre Dame, Indiana, United States) 1972
- Alonzo, A. C. (2004). Hispanic farmers and ranchers in the soil and water conservation movement in South Texas, 1940s to present. AGRICULTURAL HISTORY. 78(2), 201-221.
- Alonzo, A. (2003). L'impacte dels mexicans en el creixement econÃ²mic del Texas del sud, 1848-1930. Recerques. (45), 55-71.
- Alonzo, A. C. (2001). Review of Mexicanos: A History of Mexicans in the United States, Manuel G. Gonzales. Western Historical Quarterly. 32(1), 85-86.
- Alonzo, A. (2000). Knight Without Armor: Carlos Eduardo Castaneda, 1896-1958.. Colonial Latin American historical review : CLAHR. 9(3), 429-430.
- Alonzo, A. C. (2000). Review of The Contested Homeland: A Chicano History of New Mexico, Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, David R. Maciel. Great Plains Research. 10(2), 425-427.
- Alonzo, A. C. (2008). A history of ranching in Nuevo Santander's Villas del Norte, 1730s-1848. Coastal Encounters: The Transformation of the Gulf South in the Eighteenth Century. (pp. 187-209).
- Alonzo, A. (2007). Communidades mexicanas en Texas: Oportunidades economicas y conflicto social, 1848-1880. Levin Rojo, D. A., & Ortega, M. (Eds.), El territorio disputado en la guerra de 1846-1848. (pp. 201-234). Miguel Angel Porrua.
- Alonzo, A. (2003). A History of Tejano, Anglo, and Black Relations in Corpus Christi, Texas, 1750-1980s. Ponga, A., Luis, J., & Rice, M. (Eds.), Beyond our Borders: Culture, Immigration, and Marginality in an Era of Globalization. (pp. 483-503). University of Valladolid.