Zamora has Indigenous and settler community roots in the Mexico-Texas region. He grew up and attended schools on both sides of the border. Zamora is married to Dr. Angela Valenzuela and has two daughters, Clara and Luz, a grandson, Felix Jr., and granddaughter, Mía Luna. He has single-authored three books, co-edited three anthologies, assisted in the production of a Texas history text, co-authored a Texas history text for high schools, co-edited an Ebook on Tejano history, translated and edited a WWI diary, and written numerous scholarly articles, chapters and essays. Zamora has received seven book awards, a best-article prize, and a Fulbright García-Robles fellowship with a one-year residency at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. His latest lifetime achievements awards include: the 2017 Scholar of the year from the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), the 2017 NACCS Tejas Foco Premio Estrella de Aztlán Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2019 Ruth A. Allen Pioneer in Texas Working Class History Award from the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, Collin College. Zamora is a lifetime member of the Texas Institute of Letters and a lifetime Fellow with the Texas State Historical Association. His extensive professional service includes the Presidency of the Texas State Historical Association in 2019-20, and founder/member (since 2013) of Academia Cuauhtli, a cultural revitalization program for elementary children, in collaboration with Austin ISD.