Emilio Zamora's research interests include the history of Mexicans in the United States and their relationship with Mexico, as well as oral history, the history of the U.S. working class, Texas history, and the archival enterprise in Texas and northern Mexico.
Dr. Zamora has prepared or collaborated in the production of nine monographs: four single-authored books, a translated and edited WWI diary, three co-edited anthologies, a co-edited eBook, and two Texas history texts. he has also published numerous scholarly articles, book reviews, and essays for popular consumption. He has received seven best-book awards (Texas State Historical Association, the Texas Philosophical Society, the Texas Institute of Letters, the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin, the Texas Historical Commission, and the Southern Historical Association), a best-article prize (the Western History Association), and a Fulbright García-Robles fellowship. Zamora is a lifetime member of the Texas Institute of Letters, a life-time Fellow with the Texas State Historical Association, a current Fellow of the Barbara White Stuart Centennial Professorship in Texas History at the University of Texas, and was a Fellow with the Institute for Historical Studies at University of Texas at Austin (2013-14).
Zamora serves on the boards of the Labor and Working-Class History Association, the Hispanic History of Texas Project, headquartered at the University of Houston, and the City of Austin?s Emma Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, and directs the East Austin Oral History Project.