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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 Kansas

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

A microcosm of the significance of sport to community history anywhere

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Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working Class Studies

“At once an introduction to the long tradition of engaged scholarship among labor historians and a guide to the richly varied ways many have found to make a difference today, Civic Labors is a perfectly timed treasure trove of inspiration.”–Nancy MacLean, author of Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace

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The Latina/o Midwest Reader: The Latina/o Experience in a Changing Midwest

The Latina/o Midwest Reader makes a vital contribution to Latina/o Studies in the United States, not merely by filing a proverbial gap in the literature, but by demonstrating that the multi-layered, multi-textured intersection of diverse historical and socio-political formations of Latinidad in this region supplies some of the necessary conceptual keys for understanding Latino identity, historicity, and place-making anywhere in the United States.”—Nicholas De Genova, author of Working the Boundaries: Race, Space, and “Illegality” in Mexican Chicago

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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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