Miller Center

Geraldo Cadava, Fellowship Mentor

Assistant Professor, History, Northwestern University


Advisee(s): Adam Goodman   

Geraldo Cadava (Ph.D. Yale University, 2008) specializes in United States history, with emphases on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and Latino populations. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, he came to Northwestern after finishing degrees at Yale University and Dartmouth College (B.A., 2000). He teaches courses on Latino History, the United-States Mexico Borderlands, Comparative American Borderlands, the American West, and the United States since the colonial period.

His book Standing on Common Ground: The Making of a Sunbelt Borderland (Harvard University Press, Fall 2013) won the 2014 Frederick Jackson Turner Award. It is about the shared cultural and commercial ties between Arizona and Sonora that demonstrate how the United States and Mexico continue to shape one another, despite their political and ethnic divisions.

He is beginning a project on Latino Conservatism, and other research interests include the U.S.-Mexico border; memories of the U.S.-Mexico War between 1846 and 1916; and the movement of Mexican and Mexican American artists between Mexico and the United States, from 1920 to 2000.

His writing has appeared in The Journal of American History, The New York Times, The Atlantic, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Arizona Daily Star, and in the publications of the Immigration Policy Center, the National Park Service, and the American Historical Association.


Geraldo Cadava's website.

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