Cecilia Marquez, Hunt Family Assistant Professor

Cecilia Marquez

Cecilia Márquez is the Hunt Family Assistant Professor in History and previously taught Latino/a Studies at New York University. She earned her MA and PhD in American History at the University of Virginia. She also holds a BA in Black Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Swarthmore College.

Her first book project, “The Strange Career of Juan Crow: Latino/a Racial Formations and the U.S. South, 1940-2010,” examines the social and cultural history of Latinos in the post-World War II South. She traces the history of Latino/as during the demise of Jim Crow segregation and their transformation from an ethnic group to a racial one. Her work helps historicize contemporary Latino/a migration to the U.S. South and emphasizes the importance of region in shaping Latino/a identity. Her second book project is a history of Latino/as and far-right politics.

Office Location:  201 Classroom Bdg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3014
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Ph.D.University of Virginia2016
M.A.University of Virginia2013
B.A.Swarthmore College2011

Hispanic Americans • History • Muser Mentor • Race

Recent Publications

  1. Márquez, C, A. K. Sandoval-Strausz. Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City., American Historical Review, vol. 126 no. 1 (March, 2021), pp. 342-343, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]
  2. Márquez, C; Guerrero, PM, Multi-Ethnic Immigration and a Nuevo South: A Discussion with Perla M. Guerrero, Journal of American Ethnic History, vol. 38 no. 4 (July, 2019), pp. 77-81, University of Illinois Press [doi]
  3. Márquez, C, Juan Crow and the erasure of blackness in the latina/o south, Labor Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, vol. 16 no. 3 (January, 2019), pp. 79-85, Duke University Press [doi]  [abs]
  4. Márquez, C, Becoming Pedro: “Playing Mexican” at South of the Border, Latino Studies, vol. 16 no. 4 (December, 2018), pp. 461-481, Springer Science and Business Media LLC [doi]