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Who is Michael Innis-Jiménez?

Michael Innis-Jiménez is associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama. Previous to accepting a position at the University of Alabama, he was an assistant professor of history at William Paterson University of New Jersey. He has also served as a scholar for The Latino New South Project, a public history project sponsored by a three museum consortium consisting of the Levine Museum of the New South (Charlotte, NC), The Atlanta History Museum, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940

“The richly documented history of Mexican South Chicago here yields a sophisticated, rounded, and compelling study of the evolution of an immigrant place. Attentive to structural factors shaping migration and assimilation, Innis-Jiménez also tells textured human stories of the work, play, and solidarity that created and recreated an enduring community, snatching life from discrimination and hardship.”

 David Roediger, University of Illinois

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More Than Just Peloteros: Sport and U.S. Latino Communities

As the nation’s demographics continue to change, more and more Latinos/as will, undoubtedly, leave their marks on the fields of athletic competition at levels ranging from the local to the professional, the business offices of franchises and colleges, and as general consumers of American sporting events and goods.  This volume recognizes and encourages the role that sport and recreation play in the day-to-day existence of Spanish speakers in the United States.

 

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Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working Class Studies

Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. The essays in this collection examine the challenges and opportunities for engaged scholarship in the United States and abroad. A diverse roster of contributors discuss how participation in current labor and social struggles guides their campus and community organizing, public history initiatives, teaching, mentoring, and other activities. They also explore the role of research and scholarship in social change, while acknowledging that intellectual labor complements but never replaces collective action and movement building.

 

 

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LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS


Speaking Topics:

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“Mexican Work, Mexican Workers: Life in Mexican Chicago before 1945”

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“Us or Them: Migration and Nativism during Economic Crisis.”

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“The Latino South Today.”

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“Almost 50 Years of Mass Migration: Immigration Since the Hart-Celler Act.”

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“Navigating the Steel Barrio: the Making of Mexican South Chicago.”

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Michael Innis-Jiménez is associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama

University of Alabama

(2008-present)

William Paterson University

(2004-2008)

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Michael Innis-Jiménez

Michael Innis-Jiménez is associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama.

Research Interests

Latinos/Latinas in the U.S.;

U.S. social, cultural, urban,

and labor history, food studies,

the American West; race and

ethnicity in the Americas

 

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