Miguel Juárez


MLS from SUNY Buffalo and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at El Paso


Miguel Juárez is a faculty lecturer both at the University of Texas at El Paso Department of History and in the Department of ESL, Reading and Social Studies at El Paso Community College. He has an MLS from SUNY Buffalo and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at El Paso. He was an academic librarian/archivist from 1999 to 2013.

He has published two books: Where Are All the Librarians of Color: The Experiences of People of Color in Academia, co-edited with Rebecca Hankins (2016, Library Juice Press), and Colors on Desert Walls: The Murals of El Paso, with photographs by Cynthia Weber Farah (1997, Texas Western Press).

His art, reviews, articles, chapters, and opinion editorials have appeared in numerous publications, books, and blogs such as Bakunin, The Trouble with Los Angeles, A Special Issue Focusing on the Simi Valley Verdict, the L.A. Riots, and Race Relations; Chiricú Journal; The Journal of Southern History; The Public Historian; The American Studies Journal (AMSJ); Latino Rebels; Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: American Women’s History; Mujeres Talk; The Women of Library History Blog; Librarians With Spines, Vol. 2; El Paso Times; El Paso Herald-Post; Fusion Magazine; Fuerte Azul, and El Paso News. He is currently revising his dissertation titled “From Concordia to Lincoln Park: Race, Power, and Representation in Highway Building in El Paso, Texas,” for publication.

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