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Neil Foley

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.