Michael Has Taught These Courses:

University of Alabama


  • Latino/Latina Lives
  • Latino/Latina Experience
  • American Experience II (Graduate)
  • U.S. Labor and the Working Class in Film
  • American Protest Movements (Graduate Seminar)
  • Working Lives
  • Dirty Jobs  (large lecture course)
  • Latinos/Latinas in the South (Service Learning)
  • Immigrants in a Disaster Zone (Service Learning)
  • American Studies Colloquium
  • The American War on Drugs Through Film
  • The Drug War and American Culture (seminar)
  • Introduction to Urban Studies
  • The American Drug War

William Paterson University (2004-2008)

[Department of History, Department of Geography and Urban Studies (affiliated faculty), Latin American and Latino Studies Program (affiliated faculty)]

  • Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Labor History (graduate)
  • Seminar: Latinos in the United States
  • Seminar: United States Labor History
  • United States Labor History Survey
  • American Ethnic History (face-to-face and online)
  • The Latino Experience, 1898 to the Present (face-to-face and online)
  • The Mexican Revolution
  • United States History Survey I (online)
  • United States History Survey II (face-to-face and online)
  • Western Civilization II (face-to-face, online, and cluster program)
  • Introduction to Urban Studies (face-to-face and online)
  • Introduction to Latin American Studies (hybrid)

Public Humanities Appointments

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Latino New South Public Humanities Project

Consultant and Team Member


Consultant and local team member for the BCRI’s Latino New South project.  Duties included building community connections between the BCRI and the Latina/o community and facilitating public “listening sessions” that solicited community input.

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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