Jonathan Angulo


Ph.D. Program



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Educational Background

M.A., History, Southern Methodist University, 2018
B.A., History, San Diego State University, 2015


Jonathan Angulo lived along Southern California’s borderlands for twenty-four years before he moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue his Ph.D. at Southern Methodist University.  His studies focus on the transnational (U.S.-Mexico) informal economies of border contraband, odd jobs, and illicit government activities along the California and Texas borderlands during the mid-twentieth century. Jonathan’s identity as an ethnic-Mexican who grew up in a bi-national community informs his current research project. Besides academia, he enjoys reading the news, working out, running, board games, movies, TV series, and food. He would like to use his research to obtain a job in academia or acquire an occupation in a public history position.

Areas of Study
Chicano History
Twentieth Century U.S. History
Borderlands History