Daniel Morales

Daniel Morales


  • Immigration
  • Latina/o History
  • Borderlands
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • U.S.-Latin American Relations
  • Modern-U.S. History

Daniel Morales is an Assistant professor of History in the Department of History where he teaches courses in Latino history, Immigration, and United States and Latin American history. When teaching issues of migration, race and ethnicity, politics and nation, he emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and seeking understanding of difficult sociopolitical issues in our time. His research focuses on the social and economic history of migration between Latin America and the United States. His upcoming book, "The Making of Mexican America: The Dynamics of Transnational Migration 1900-1940" examines the creation of transnational migratory networks across Mexico and the United States in the twentieth century.

He is a member of the JMU Latino Caucus, Latin American Studies faculty, and works with the Shenandoah Valley Scholars' Latino Initiative, the Immigrant Harrisonburg Project, and Sin Barreras in Charlottesville.

He is from California, and recieved a Ph.D in History from Columbia University in 2016. M.Phil. in 2012 and M.A. in 2011, and B.A. at the University of Chicago in 2008. Before JMU, he worked at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Media contact: Mary-Hope Vass, vassmg@jmu.edu, 540-568-7487.

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