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Cecilia Marquez, Hunt Family Assistant Professor

Cecilia Marquez

Cecilia Márquez is the Hunt Family Assistant Professor in History at Duke University. Her research focuses on the history of Latinx people in the US South. Dr. Márquez writes and teaches about the formation of Latinx identity, Latinx social movements, and the importance of region in shaping Latinx identity. Her work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

A brief overview of her new book, “Making the Latino South”:

The history of the American South is being retold with Latinos at the center. Duke University Professor Cecilia Márquez’s “Making the Latino South” reveals that to be Latino in the South was unlike being Latino anywhere else in the country. In this book, Marquez challenges commonly held beliefs about the origins of Latino identity and the power of region in shaping race. 

“Making the Latino South” details the journey of Latinos from Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement, the post-Civil Rights Era, and the early days of the twenty-first century South. Those interested in history, politics, immigration, and race in the region will discover new voices and insights in Márquez’s compelling retelling of southern history.

Contact Info: 
Office Location:  201 Classroom Bdg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3014
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://www.amazon.com/Making-Latino-South-Formation-Histories/dp/1469676052/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1H399SQS19RK9&keywords=making+the+latino+south&qid=1697210024&sprefix=making+the+latino+south%2Caps%2C81&sr

Teaching (Fall 2023):

    White 107, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as PUBPOL 123.01)
    East Duke 204A, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as LSGS 366S.01)

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]

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