Juan Ignacio Mora

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES)

Department of History

IU; IU Bloomington

Full Biography

I am a historian of Latinxs, race, labor, and popular culture whose work questions the meaning of foodways, migration, and citizenship in the modern United States. I received my PhD in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2021). As a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES), I am be working on my book manuscript, titled Latino Encounters: Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans in the Making of the Midwest. Drawing on multi-lingual research from U.S., Mexican, and Puerto Rican archives, this project examines three groups of Latinxs as they forged national and transnational networks through postwar migration and agricultural labor.  

In Fall 2023, I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Latino Studies Program. At IU, I will teach courses on Latinxs, Latin American and Caribbean migration, labor, and citizenship.