Juan Ignacio Mora

Assistant Professor, Department of History

Assistant Professor, Latino Studies Program

Department of History

IU; IU Bloomington

Full Biography

I am an 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 in 2021. Afterwards, I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Indiana University, Bloomington’s Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES). Currently, I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Latino Studies Program. At IU, I teach courses on Latinxs, Latin American and Caribbean migration, labor, and citizenship.

My book, Latinx Encounters: How Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans Made the Modern Midwest, is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press. 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. Elsewhere, my writing can be found in The Nation and the Journal of American Ethnic History.