Juan Ignacio Mora

 Juan Mora

Contact Information

History, 309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801
PhD Candidate

Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • Modern U.S., Latina/o Studies, Latin America, Urban History, Race and Ethnicity

Research Description

Doctoral Candidate with a concentration on Modern U.S. History and a Graduate Minor in Latina/o Studies. My dissertation examines Mexican, Tejano, and Puerto Rican migrant agricultural workers in the postwar Midwest. My research explores the role of race, labor, and culture in shaping Latino migratory communities in the Midwest. 


  • B.A. History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • B.A. Latina/o Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

Distinctions / Awards

  • Teacher Ranked as Excellent By Their Students, 2016-2017


  • Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Fellow, 2017-2019
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Tinker Summer Fellowship, 2016
  • History Department Summer Pre-Dissertation Research Travel Grant, 2016
  • Latina/o Studies Conference Travel Grant, 2015
  • University of Illinois Summer Pre-Doctoral Institute Fellowship, 2014
  • University of Illinois Graduate College Fellowship, 2014-2016


  • TA, History 172
  • TA, Latina/Latino Studies 100