Julia María Schiavone Camacho is an assistant professor of history specializing in theU.S.-Mexican borderlands and the Chinese diaspora in Latin America. Her firstbook Chinese Mexicans: Transpacific Migration and the Search for a Homeland, 1910-1960 is due out in May 2012 from the University of North Carolina Press. [http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/10315.html]
She is working on a second book project on Chinese Latin American family formation and transpacific migration. She teaches courses on borderlands, Mexican American, and U.S. history, as well as gender and sexuality studies.
Dr. Schiavone Camacho was a research fellow at the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in 2007-2008. Her article “Crossing Boundaries,Claiming a Homeland: The Mexican Chinese Transpacific Journey to Becoming Mexican, 1930s-1960s” won the Pacific Historical Review’s Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award in 2009. She receiveda grant from the Macau Foundation to begin research for her second book project in 2010 and started Mandarin Chinese language study to facilitate future researchon the Chinese diaspora in Latin America.
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