Valeria Jiménez

Valeria Jiménez specializes in Nineteenth Century United States and Latin American history with particular interests in borderlands studies, African (Black) diaspora, urban studies, the U.S. South, Mexico, the Caribbean and Gulf region, and cultural studies. Her current project focuses on international migration between New Orleans and Veracruz over the course of the nineteenth-century and how it shaped racial ideologies at both ends of the migration stream. It aims to complicate our understanding of how space is racialized and, more concretely, how nineteenth-century Veracruz and New Orleans helped redefine race both locally and internationally between Mexico and the United States. Valeria has previous teaching experience in History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies. Valeria holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Women’s Studies and Chicana/o Studies from UCLA and a Master’s in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Raevin holds an MA in History and a BA in History and Psychology from the University of Houston.