Academic Interests

  • 20th-Century Mexico, history of immigration/emigration/return migration, Bracero Program, comparative labor and working-class history, U.S.-Latin American relations.
  • Current research projects: 1) Forging an Emigrant Heartland: Labor Migrations and Return Migration in 20th Century Mexico;
  • 2)Workers, Unions, and State Labor Policy in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (1940-1978);
  • 3) Peaceful Revolutions: The US’s Alliance for Progress program in Chile and Brazil
Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, History/International Studies, University of Mississippi (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa (past)

Instructor, University of Texas at Austin

Associate Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University Bloomington

Chicano/a Studies, History
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, History, 1998
MA, University of Texas at Austin, History, 1993
BA, University of Iowa, History and Spanish, 1987
mexico american history immigrants
Portuguese, Spanish
Labor and Working-Class History Association
Latin American Studies Association