John Nieto-Phillips

Title with Advance at UNM:

member of the External Advisory Board 

Your background in academia:

John Nieto-Phillips is an associate professor of history and Latino studies, and vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He received his BA, MA, and PhD from UCLA. His research has focused on the ways in which race, language, and education have shaped changing notions of Latino identity and US citizenship. In New Mexico, he is best known for his book The Language of Blood: The Making of Spanish-American Identity in New Mexico, 1880s-1930s (UNM Press, 2004). He co-edited, with Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, the book Interpreting Spanish Colonialism: Empires, Nations, and Legends (UNM Press, 2005). A former associate editor for the Journal of American History and a recent Fulbright fellow to Spain, Professor Nieto-Phillips is the founding editor of Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, named “2018 Best New Journal” by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.