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Ana Raquel Minian

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Ana Raquel Minian

Assistant Professor of History and of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Latin America
Ph.D., Yale University, with distinction
M.A., Yale University
B.A., University of Chicago, with honors

Ana Raquel Minian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE).

Her current book project explores the late-twentieth-century history of Mexican undocumented migration to the United States, the growth of migrant communities, and bi-national efforts to regulate the border. It uses over two hundred oral history interviews, government archives, migrant correspondence, privately held organizational records and personal collections, pamphlets and unpublished ephemera, and newspapers and magazines collected in Washington D.C., Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Michoacán, Zacatecas, and Mexico City. As the first sustained history of transnational Mexican migration from 1965 to 1986, this work addresses audiences interested in U.S. and Latin American political history, Latina/o history, and Migration Studies. Minian is also working on a project on the United Farm Workers (UFW) union and another on Guatemalan transmigration through Mexico and into the United States.

Selected Publications & Projects

Ana Raquel Minian
In the 1970s the Mexican government acted to alleviate rural unemployment by supporting the migration of able-bodied men. Millions crossed into the...

Selected Journals & Book Chapters

Ana Raquel Minian
De Terruno a Terruno: Reimagining Belonging through the Creation of Hometown Associations
Utilizing a transnational lens, Ana Raquel...
Ana Raquel Minian
“‘Indiscriminate and Shameless Sex’: The Strategic Deployment of Sexuality by the United Farm Workers,” American Quarterly, (Vol. 65, No. 1: March...
Ana Raquel Minian
“Western Hemisphere Act,” in Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Kathleen Arnold (Westport, CT: Greenwood...

More Information


Undocumented Lives: Mexican Migration to the United States 1965-1986 (book manuscript in progress).