Dr. Alexander Mendoza, Assistant Professor, History Department, University of North Texas. Dr. Mendoza's areas of expertise are 19th century American military and the Tejano (Mexican Texans) military experience. Mendoza is the co-editor for, Texans at War: A New Military History of the Lone Star State (2012) an anthology studying the military history of Texas through the prism of race, gender, and manliness, among other topics. In addition, he has contributed articles on Tejanos in the American military and the History of Mexican Americans for various magazines, journals, and anthologies. Mendoza is currently working on a book-length study examining the history of Tejanos in the American military.