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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.

At UA, Innis-Jiménez is a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Fellow (2012-2015) and was awarded the Outstanding Faculty/Staff-Initiated Community Engagement Effort Award (2012) by the University of Alabama Council for Community Based Partnerships. In 2009-2010, Innis-Jiménez served as a Faculty Fellow in Service Learning with the UA Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility.

His research focuses on Mexican immigrant and Mexican American communities in the American Northeast, Midwest and South. Innis-Jimenez has served on the governing boards of the Southern American Studies Association, the Labor and Working Class History Association, the Immigrant and Ethnic History Association, H-Net, and the Conference of Latin American History. He has also served on various committees for the Organization of American Historians, the American Studies Association, the Latin American Studies Association, the Urban History Association, and the Southern Labor Studies Association.

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Michael Innis-Jiménez

Author of Steel Barrio

(NYU Press: 2013)

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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