Congratulations to José Angel Hernández, PhD'08, associate professor of history, University of Houston. He will travel to the Philippines to research his next book, "Comparative Colonizations on a Global Scale," and to study Tagalog as a Fulbright scholar.


This is José's third Fulbright. While in the PhD program, he received a 2004–05 Fulbright-Hays to research his dissertation in Ciudad Juárez and Mexico City; his dissertation was the basis of his first book, Mexican American Colonization during the Nineteenth Century: A History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (Cambridge, 2012), which received an inaugural William M. LeoGrande Prize from American University and the Américo Paredes Book Award from South Texas College. He returned to Mexico City and Baja California as a Fulbright scholar in 2015.

By Joanne M. Berens, MFA'93, jberens @ uchicago dot edu.