Félix D. Almaráz Jr., Professor of History at UTSA, received a B.A. and an M.A. from St. Mary's University and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Almaraz's teaching and research reflects an engagement with processes within Hispanic communities. His main teaching areas include: The Spanish Borderlands, Texas, Colonial Latin America, Imperial and Modern Spain. In publications such as Knight Without Armor: Carlos E. Castañeda, A Biography of a Mexican-American Historian, 1896-1958, Dr. Almaraz examines the lives and contributions of transnational historical figures. His most recent and significant grants include a 1994 President's Distinguished Achievement Award, an Excellence in Research award in 1988, and a Senior Fulbright Lectureship in the Republic of Argentina.