“Refuting History Fables: Collective Memories, Mexican Texans, and Texas History,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 123:4 (April 2020), 390-418, reprinted in An Honest Past: A Reprise of Scholarships on Violence, Race, and Ethnicity in Texas History, eds. Walter L. Buenger, Brett, J. Derbes, and Ryan R. Schumaker (e-book, Texas State Historical Association and the University of Texas at Austin, July 2020), 284-312.

  • Awarded the 2020 H. Bailey Carroll Award for Best Article in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly by the Texas State History Association

“Racializing Mexican Immigrants in the Heartland: Iowa’s Early Mexican Communities, 1880-1930,” Annals of Iowa 75:1 (Winter 2016), 1-46.

  • Awarded the 2017 Dorothy Schwieder Prize for Best Article in Midwestern History by the Midwestern History Association
  • Awarded the 2017 Mildred Throne-Charles Aldrich Award for most significant journal article on Iowa history by the State Historical Society of Iowa

“Understanding Mexican Immigration: Teaching Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream,” Journal of American Ethnic History 29:2 (Winter 2010), 67-73.

“New Avenues for Domestic Dispute and Divorce Lawsuits along the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1834-1893,” Journal of Women’s History 21:1 (Spring 2009), 10-34.

“Neglected Citizens and Willing Traders: The Villas del Norte (Tamaulipas) in Mexico’s Northern Borderlands, 1749-1846,” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 18:2 (Summer 2002), 251-296.

Book Chapters

“La Caravana de la Reconquista: The Brown Berets Contest Memories of Conquest” in Rewriting the Chicano Movement: New Histories of Mexican American Activism in the Civil Rights Era, eds. Mario García and Ellen McCracken, (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2021), 71-91.

“Contested Citizenship: Border Corridos, Transnational Ties, and Intercultural Conflict” in Border Folk Balladeers: Critical Studies on Américo Paredes, ed. Roberto Cantú, (Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018), 194-220.

‘Although We are the Last Soldiers’: Citizenship, Ideology, and Tejano Unionism,” in Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas, ed. Jesus F. de la Teja, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016), 123-145.

“U.S.-Mexico War,” in American History: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History (December 2016), republished in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy History (scheduled for publication in 2021).

Rows of Memory as an Exemplary Migrant Experience,” in Rows of Memory: Journeys of a Migrant Sugar-Beet Worker, Saúl Sánchez (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, April 2014), xi-xxviii.

“The United States-Mexico Border as Material and Cultural Barrier,” in Migrants and Migration in Modern North America: Cross-Border Lives, Labor Markets, and Politics in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States, eds. Dirk Hoerder and Nora Faires (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2011), 228-250.

“Race and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century California,” in A Companion to California History, eds. William Deverell and David Igler (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2008), 145-158.

“Strategies for Teaching the American West in a Global Context,” in America on the World Stage: Essays on the Teaching of the United States History Survey, eds., Gary W. Reichard and Ted Dickson (University of Illinois Press, 2008), 99-106.

“Latinos,” in Making of the American West: People and Perspectives, ed. Benjamin H. Johnson (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2007), 47-70.

Forthcoming and Works in Progress

The Latino Midwest,” in Oxford History of the Midwest, ed., Jon Lauck (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2021).

“Borderlands of the Southwest,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 125:4 (forthcoming April 2022).