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Anita Huizar-Hernández

About Anita Huizar-Hernández

Anita Huizar-Hernández is an Associate Professor of Border Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. Her research investigates how narratives, both real and imagined, have shaped the political, economic, and cultural landscape of the Southwestern borderlands in general, and Arizona in particular. Drawing from a diverse array of nineteenth and twentieth century archival materials, her work recovers the underexplored history of race relations in the state and their continued impact on local, regional, and national politics. Her first book is Forging Arizona: A History of the Peralta Land Grant and Racial Identity in the West. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019