Mireya Loza

Mireya Loza


Ph.D. American Studies, Brown University, 2011
M.A. Public Humanities, Brown University, 2006
M.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
B.A. Anthropology and Latina/o Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001

Research Specialties: 

I specialize in Labor History, Social Movements, Civil Rights, and Migration. My first book project examines the largest guest worker program in American history, the Bracero Program (1942-1964).

Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition: 

My research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, University of Illinois, Historical Society of Southern California, Mexico-North Research Network, and Brown University.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Studies Association
  • Organization of American Historians

Blog Posts


Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom. University of North Carolina Press,
From Ephemeral to Enduring:The Politics of Recording and Exhibiting Bracero Memory
Unionizing the Impossible: Ernesto Galarza and Alianza de Braceros Confront PL78