José M. Alamillo is Professor of Chicano/a Studies at California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA. His research focuses on Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans use of culture, sports, parks and leisure to build community solidarity and to advance politically and economically in the United States. His books include Latinos in U.S. Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity and Acceptance, and Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1880-1960. He teaches courses in Latino/a Studies, U.S. Immigration, Oral History, Race and Gender in Sports.