Gilbert Gonzalez

My research and publications span three areas: Ethnic/Chicano Historical Studies, the Political Economy of Education, and Latin American Studies. It is not a simple task to separate the three as they often overlap and combine.  My most recent book, Guest Workers or Colonized Labor: Mexican Labor Migration to the United States (Paradigm, 2006), explores the history of guest worker agreements between Mexico and the U.S. and draws  parallels with the British and French colonial labor procurement systems. The documentary which I produced, Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program examines the Program from a transnational approach to see the effects upon the men who work as braceros and wives left behind.

– Gilbert Gonzalez