Assistant Professor of History and Urban Studies
Mike Amezcua is Assistant Professor of History and Urban Studies at New York University.
Professor Amezcua's research and teaching interests include modern U.S. history and Latinx studies, along with urban, cultural, and political history. His work emphasizes race and immigration in the study of metropolitan landscapes, segregation, gentrification, and spatial contestation. His scholarship has been published in the Journal of American History, the Journal of Social History, and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture.
Prior to NYU, Amezcua was Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He has earned numerous fellowships and awards including a University of California Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC San Diego in 2013-2014.
- "A Machine in the Barrio: Chicago's Conservative Colonia and the Remaking of Latino Politics in the 1960s and 1970s," The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 12:1 (Summer 2019): 95-120.
- "Beautiful Urbanism: Gender, Landscape, and Contestation in Latino Chicago's Age of Urban Renewal,"Journal of American History 104:1 (June 2017): 97-119. (Honorable Mention for the Urban History Association Award for Best Article in 2017)
- "On the Outer Rim of Jazz: Mexican American Jazzmen and the Making of the Modern Pacific Borderlands, 1950-1969," Journal of Social History 50:2 (Winter 2016): 411-431.