Michael Innis-Jimenez

Assistant Professor

  • Director of Graduate Studies

Faculty Education

Columbia College (B.A.)

University of Iowa (M.A., Ph.D.)

Faculty Research

Latinos/Latinas in the U.S.; U.S. social, cultural, and labor history, the American West; race and ethnicity in the Americas

Faculty Publications


Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940. New York: New York University Press, 2013.

Journal Articles

“Beyond the Baseball Diamond and Basketball Court: Organized Leisure in Interwar Mexican Chicago.” The International Journal of the History of Sport 26, no. 7 (June 2009): 906-923. Reprinted in More Than Just Peloteros: Latino/a Athletes in U.S. Sports History, edited by Jorge Iber. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, expected summer 2013.

“Organizing for Fun: Recreation and Community Formation in Mexican South Chicago, 1919-1936.” The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 98, no. 3 (Autumn 2005) 144-161.