José Angel Hernández
Director of Library and Technology Services
His research has been supported by fellowships from The Center for Mexican American Studies at the UH, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fulbright-Hayes Dissertation Fellowship, Lilly Teaching Fellowship, Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies at UMASS, and a Center for Public Policy & Administration Workshop Fellowship also at UMASS.
Professor Hernandez was recently awarded his 3rd Fulbright US Scholar Award to research, learn Tagalog, and work alongside Scholars at the University of San Carlos, Talamban in Cebu City, Philippines (2019). In 2004-2005, Hernandez received his first Fulbright Hays Dissertation Fellowship and lived and researched in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and Mexico City for over a year. In 2015 he worked with the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Professor Hernández's teaching interests include courses like "Philosophies of History" and "History of Histories: Capstone Course on Historiography."
Fall Courses Offered
HIST: 4336: History of Histories: Capstone Seminar on Historiography
HIST: 4340: Philosophies of History
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Professor Hernández’s research analyzes Mexico’s evolving immigration laws and policies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a particular focus on migrants and Mexican Americans that returned south to settle and colonize the northern frontier.
His first book, Mexican American Colonization During the Nineteenth Century: A History of the US-Mexico Borderlands (2012) was published by Cambridge University Press and given two book awards – the inaugural William M. LeoGrande Prize for the Best Book on U.S.-Latin American Relations in 2013 presented by “The School of Public Affairs” and “Center for Latin American and Latino Studies” at American University, and the 2013 Américo Paredes Book Award bestowed by the “Center for Mexican American Studies” at South Texas College.
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Mexican American Colonization During the Nineteenth Century: A History of the US-Mexico Borderlands, (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Articles and Book Chapters
“The Decree of 19 August 1848: First Repatriation Commissions and Postwar Settlements along the US-Mexico Borderlands,” Chapter for The U.S. Mexico Relationship in International Law and Politics, in Maryland Journal of International Law, (Forthcoming).
“Indios Bárbaros and the Making of Mexican Colonization Policy after Independence: From Conquest to Colonization,” Chapter in Transnational Indians in the North American West, “Connecting the Greater West Series,” Andrae M. Marak & Clarissa Confer, Eds. (Texas A&M University Press, 2015).
“Mexican Expulsions & Indian Removal during the Early Period of Global Mass Immigrations,” in World History Bulletin XXX, No. 2, Special Section: “Indigenous and World History,” Jared Poley, Editor, (Fall 2014): 30-34.
“Violence as Communication: The Revolt of La Ascensión, Chihuahua (1892),” Landscapes of Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal Devoted to the Study of Violence, Conflict, and Trauma Vol. 2; No. 1, Article 6, (2012).
“Contemporary Deportation Raids and Historical Memory: Mexican Expulsions in the Nineteenth Century,” Chapter in Memorias del Simposio Internacional México-Alemania 2010: Migración: Desafios y Posibilidades, (Guadalajara: Prometeo Editores, 2010): 23-47.
“From Conquest to Colonization: Indios and Colonization Policies after Mexican Independence,” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 26: 2, (Summer 2010): 285-315.
“Contemporary Deportation Raids and Historical Memory: Mexican Expulsions in the Nineteenth Century,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 52:2, (Fall 2010): 115-141. (Reprinted en Memorias del Simposio Internacional México-Alemania 2010: Migración: Desafios y Posibilidades, (Guadalajara: Prometeo Editores, 2010): 23-47.