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

I am a Doctoral Candidate in Modern U.S. History with a Minor in Latina/o Studies. My dissertation examines Mexican, Tejano, and Puerto Rican migrant agricultural workers in postwar Michigan. Thematically, this project explores processes of racialization, labor migration, and culture amongst these groups.


  • 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