Alfredo Gonzalez

Alfredo Gonzalez Chicano Studies CSUDH

Alfredo Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Dr. Gonzalez received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011 and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2019. His book manuscript is entitled Other than Honorable: The Rise and Decline of Citizenship-for-Service, 1918-1965. The manuscript explores the historical transactional development of exchanging legal citizenship to immigrants that provide their service in the U.S. military, otherwise known as citizenship-for-service. In particular, the project is concerned with the factors that increased the barriers over time for non-citizens, particularly Mexican immigrants, at attaining legal citizenship in exchange for their military service.

Dr. Gonzalez is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps infantry and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2007.