Dr. Sarah Zenaida Gould

Executive Director
Mexican American Civil Rights Institute 
San Antonio, TX


Dr. Sarah Gould is the Executive Director of the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute A longtime museum worker, she has curated over a dozen exhibits on history, art and culture. Gould is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, a national organization that promotes historic preservation within American Latino communities and advocates for the protection of American Latino (in)tangible heritage. Additionally, she serves on the board of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association and is an active member of the Westside Preservation Alliance, a coalition dedicated to promoting and preserving the working-class architecture of San Antonio’s historic Westside.


She received a BA in American Studies from Smith College and an MA and PhD in American Culture from the University of Michigan. She is a former fellow at the National Museum of American History, the Winterthur Museum, and the American Antiquarian Society, and is an alumna of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute.


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