Cecilia Márquez is the Hunt Family Assistant Professor in History at Duke University and previously taught Latino/a Studies at New York University. Her research focuses on the history of Latinxs in the US South from 1940-Present. Dr. Márquez writes and teaches about the formation of Latinx identity, Latinx social movements, and the importance of region in shaping Latinx identity. Her work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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Her first book project, “The Strange Career of Juan Crow: Latino/a Racial Formations and the U.S. South, 1940-2010,” examines the social and cultural history of Latinos in the post-World War II South. She traces the history of Latino/as during the demise of Jim Crow segregation and their transformation from an ethnic group to a racial one. Her work helps historicize contemporary Latino/a migration to the U.S. South and emphasizes the importance of region in shaping Latino/a identity. Her second book project is a history of Latino/as and far-right politics.

Email: cecilia.marquez@duke.edu

Current Appointments & Affiliations

2021

History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Hunt Family Assistant Professor of History at Duke University

2019

History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Assistant Professor of History at Duke University

Education

2016

University of Virginia

Earned her Ph.D. in American History

2013

University of Virginia

Earned her M.A. in American History 

2011

Swarthmore College

Holds a B.A. in Black Studies and Gender and Sexuality studies