Jerry García is a Chicano/Latino and Latin American historian. Preferring a grassroots approach, he has examined issues of race, immigration, politics, and state formation and culture in modern Mexico and the United States, including the development of Chicano/Latino communities in the Midwest and Paciﬁc Northwest and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, as well as Chicano/Latino popular culture, masculinity, and Mexican labor and race.
Dr. García has published numerous interdisciplinary journal articles and has been invited to speak at a wide variety of conferences. His books include Looking like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and U.S. Hegemony, 1897-1945; Mexicanos in North Central Washington; Memory, Community, and Activism: Mexican Migration and Labor in the Pacific Northwest; and The Illusion of Borders: The National Presence of Mexicanos in the United States.
Currently teaching and researching at Northern Arizona University, Dr. García has also been an associate professor at Eastern Washington University as well as an assistant professor at Michigan and Iowa State Universities. He earned his Ph.D. from Washington State University, and an M.A. and a B.A. from Eastern Washington University.
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