Professor Foley's current research centers on the changing constructions of race, citizenship, and transnational identity in the Borderlands, Mexico, and the American West; Mexican immigration; and comparative civil rights politics of African Americans and Mexican Americans.
His publications include the following:
- The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas (Berkeley, 1997)
- Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity (Harvard, 2010)
- Mexicans in the Making of America (Harvard 2014)
He has co-authored (with John R. Chávez) Teaching Mexican American History (2002), and is also the editor of Reflexiones: New Directions in Mexican American Studies (1998).
Learn more about Neil Foley.