Latinx Histories

Announcing a new UNC Press Series: 

Latinx Histories

Series Editors:
Lori Flores,
Stony Brook University and
Michael Innis-Jiménez, University of Alabama



UNC Press’s Latinx Histories book series is premised on the view that understanding Latinx history is essential to a more complete and complex understanding of the history of the United States, the Americas, and the world. The series editors and advisory board welcome book proposals that examine and offer a historical framework for the experiences of Latinx people ranging from earliest indigenous settlement in what is now known as the United States through the present-day transnational U.S. and beyond, resulting in a collection of innovative historical works that push the boundaries of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, migration, and nationalism within and around Latinx communities.unities.

Lori Flores is associate professor of history at Stony Brook University. She is the author of Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement and the forthcoming Starved for Respect: The Many Hungers of Latinx Food Workers. She is also co-editor of The Academic’s Handbook.

Michael Innis-Jiménez is professor of American studies at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago and the forthcoming Made in Chicago: Mexican Food, Tourism, and Cultural Identity.

Series advisory board:
Llana Barber, SUNY Old Westbury (click for bio)
Adrian Burgos, Jr., University of Illinois (click for bio)
Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University (click for bio)
Julio CapĂł, Jr., Florida International University (click for bio)
Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, University of California, Santa Barbara (click for bio)
Kaysha Corinealdi, Emerson College (click for bio)
MarĂ­a Cristina GarcĂ­a, Cornell University (click for bio)
Ramón Gutierréz, University of Chicago (click for bio)
Paul Ortiz, University of Florida (click for bio)

For further information or to submit a proposal, please contact:

Lori Flores,

Michael Innis-Jiménez,

Debbie Gershenowitz, Executive Editor, UNC Press,

Among the forthcoming books in the series:

Starved for Respect: The Many Hungers of Latinx Food Workers
by Lori Flores

Representation of Change: How Chicanas Reshaped the American Political Process in the Twentieth Century
by Tiffany González

Making Never-Never Land: Race and Law in the Creation of Puerto Rico
by Mónica Jiménez

Latino Encounters: Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans in the Making of the Midwest
by Juan Ignacio Mora

White, Black, Brown: Becoming Puerto Rican in Chicago
by Michael Staudenmaier