I am a historian of Latina/o/xs, 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, I will be working on my book manuscript, tentatively titled Latino Encounters: Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and Puerto Ricans in Michigan, 1929-1971. Drawing on multi-lingual research from U.S., Mexican, and Puerto Rican archives, this project examines three groups of Latina/o/xs as they forged national and transnational networks through postwar migration and agricultural labor. In the History Department, I will teach courses on Latina/o/xs, migration, labor, and citizenship.
Juan Ignacio Mora
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES)
Department of History