Assistant Professor

moral3dx@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2016

B.A., University of Chicago, 2008

Fields and Specialties

Latino History, Immigration History, Borderlands History, Latin American History, Twentieth-Century U.S. History

Research Interests

Latin-American Immigration, Mexican History, Latino History, Race and Ethnicity, Transnational History, Southwestern Borderlands, Citizenship and Activism

Forthcoming Book

The Making of Mexican America: The Dynamics of Transnational Migration 1900-1940

Selected Publications and Presentations

“Hicks Camp: A Mexican Barrio” in East of East: A New Suburban History, editors Romeo Guzman, Carribean Fragoza, Alex Cummings, and Ryan Reft, (forthcoming book) 2016

“Between Two Nations: Organizing among Mexican Migrants in Los Angeles California 1930-1935” American Historical Association, Atlanta, 2016

“Mexican Labor Organizing in the Borderlands” Creating Connections Consortium Conference, Portland Maine, 2015

“Counting the Uncounted: Mexican Migration Patterns Across the United States in the Pre-Bracero Era" Conference on Race, Ethnicity, and Migration. New York, March 2015

“Circumnavigating the Borderlands: Building Mexican Migrant Networks into and out of Texas 1910-1931” Questioning Spaces of Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, New York , April 2014

“The Limits of Porfirian Development and the Rise of Migration Fever 1890-1920” Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Society, Denver, July 2013

Digital Projects

Immigrant Harrisonburg

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