Department of History
College of Liberal Arts
Felipe Hinojosa’s research and teaching interests include Latina/o and Mexican American studies, American religion, social movements, gender and comparative race and ethnicity.
In 1969 Latina/o activists—from the Young Lords to Católicos Por La Raza—took to the streets in cities across the country to protest urban renewal. Latina/o activism in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City, and their church occupation strategy—an area of research that remains sorely understudied in US history—makes up the central purpose of Hinojosa’s Apostles of Change: Radical Politics and the Making of Latina/o Religion. He recently signed an advanced contract with the University of Texas Press under their new Historia USA series. The Historia USA series prioritizes new histories within interdisciplinary frameworks that join the multiple experiences of Latinas/os from around the nation and beyond. Through his fellowship, Hinojosa will be able to complete his research and writing for this forthcoming book.