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César Augusto González-Trujillo Edit Profile

educator , writer

César Augusto González-Trujillo is an American Chicano studies educator and writer.


César Augusto González-Trujillo was born on January 17, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, United States, in the family of José Andalón and Camerina (Trujillo) González.


He received his Bachelor Degree at Gonzaga University in 1953, then Master of Arts, Licentiate in Philosophy at Gonzaga University in 1954. He received his MST, Licentiate in Sacred Theology, at University Santa Clara in 1961.


He worked as a teacher at Instituto Regional Mexico, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1954-1957, then as a community development specialist at Centro Laboral Méx. in México D.F., Mexico, in 1965-1968. He also served as a supervisor of ABC Headstart East Los Angeles in 1968-1969.

Later he was an employment counselor at Operation Service Employment Redevelopment, San Diego, in 1969-1970, Professor, founding chair of the department of Chicano studies at San Diego Mesa College, in 1970-1999, and professor emeritus, since 1999. He is the founding chairperson of Raza Consortium, San Diego, 1971-1972.


  • He is famous for his works What You Want to Know about English Grammar But Are Afraid to Ask: English Grammar for College Students, Real Writing: English Com¬position for College Students, and Unwinding the Silence.


He describes himself as “Practicing Catholic.”


He describes himself as “Registered Democrat.”


  • National Association of Chicano Studies

  • American Federation of Teachers

  • La Raza Faculty Association

  • Chicano Federation of San Diego County

  • Centro Cultural de la Raza

  • Poets and Writers


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, traveling.


On August 30, 1969 he married Bette L. Beattie.

José Andalón González - chef

Camerina (Trujillo) González - seamstress

Bette L. Beattie - teacher