Latinos in the U.S. South
Cecilia Márquez 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.
Latinos and the far Right
The emergence of Latinxs in far-right organizing has been discussed by journalists but not yet received scholarly attention. However, as the fringe becomes the mainstream in right-wing politics, it is more urgent than ever to study the contemporary growing cohort of Latinxs in far-right organizing and their historical precedents. This historical project looks at the long history of Latinxs in far-right politics. It begins with Latinx involvement in white supremacist organizing in the Jim Crow era, turns to their role in the 1980s culture wars, and concludes with Latinxs in the alt-right. This multi-method project weaves together archival sources with the cutting-edge possibilities of digital humanities research and oral history to tell the history of Latinxs and the far-right.
Latinos at Duke
This exhibit documents and celebrates the history of Latinx students at Duke University by examining their contributions, the various ways they have been included or excluded from campus life over time, and how the current generation is imagining a different kind of Latinx future at Duke. It is an exhibit by students and for students. Students collected the materials from the University Archives. And students conducted the oral histories with the Duke community. As such, the majority of the material focuses on the student experience.
July 1, 2019
Multi-Ethnic Immigration and a Nuevo South: A Discussion with Perla M. Guerrero
Márquez, Cecilia, and Perla M. Guerrero. “Multi-Ethnic Immigration and a Nuevo South: A Discussion with Perla M. Guerrero.” Journal of American Ethnic History 38, no. 4 (July 1, 2019): 77–81. https://doi.org/10.5406/jamerethnhist.38.4.0077.
March 1, 2021
A.K. Sandoval-Strausz Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City
Márquez, Cecilia. “A. K. Sandoval-Strausz. Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City.” The American Historical Review 126, no. 1 (March 1, 2021): 342–43. https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/rhab046.