Mateo J. Carrillo


Mateo Carrillo teaches modern Latin American, Mexican and Mexican migration, and Latinx history. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University, an M.A. from Fresno State, and a B.A. from Santa Clara University. As a graduate student he was awarded Stanford’s Centennial Teaching Assistant Award. Currently he is a 2020-2021 Stanford Humanities and Sciences Dean's Fellow.

Carrillo's research examines the roles of the built and natural environments in the growth of Mexican migration. He is interested in how rural industrialization, infrastructure, and environmental change intensified transnational Mexican migrancy and contributed to the racialization and criminalization of Mexican and Latinx mobility. His current article manuscripts explore the transformation of rural space, land tenure, and mobility on western Mexico’s small private and communal (ejido) landholdings.

As a Stanford graduate student Carrillo's research was awarded the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity’s Ernesto Galarza Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research. His work was also recognized by the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. This research has been supported by a Fulbright grant as well as a UC Santa Barbara Professional Development grant.

Carrillo has previously taught in the history departments of UC Santa Barbara, Santa Clara University, and Fresno Pacific University. The product of California’s rural central San Joaquin Valley and an immigrant household, he looks forward to teaching and mentoring Stanford’s diverse student body.