Author of Santa Fe and New Mexico History and Hispanic Culture

Andrew Leo Lovato

Author, Professor, Lecturer, 2008 Fulbright Scholar

Author Type: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry

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Contact: Andrew Leo Lovato at 505-603-2216


Andrew Leo Lovato is native Santa Fean. He received his Ph.D. in Communication with an emphasis in intercultural communication from the University of New Mexico in 2000. He is an associate professor of Speech Communication at Santa Fe Community College. Lovato was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 2008.

Lovato’s books include, Elvis Romero and Fiesta de Santa Fe: Featuring Zozobra's Great Escape, published by the Museum of New Mexico Press, 2011 and Santa Fe Hispanic Culture: Preserving Identity in a Tourist Town published in 2004 by the University of New Mexico Press. Lovato is a contributing writer for four other books, Our New Mexico: A Twentieth Century History, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico: A New Mexico History AnthologyandThe Return of the River. He has also written numerous articles and given lectures for various groups and organizations on the topic of Santa Fe and New Mexico Hispanic culture.