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Dr. Benjamin Montoya


Dr. Benjamin Montoya Assistant Professor of History
Email:  BMontoya@schreiner.edu

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2017-Present    Assistant Professor of History, Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas.
2008-Present    Online History Instructor, Social Sciences Department, Highline College, Des Moines, Washington.
2016-2017      Lecturer, Department of History and Department of International Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado.

EDUCATION

2015     Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO
Fields of Specialization: U.S.-Mexican Diplomatic Relations History, Mexican Immigration, Mexican Politics, U.S. Politics, Race and U.S. Society.
2004    Master of Arts, History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas, NV
2000     Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas, NV

PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming    Risking “Immeasurable Harm”: The Diplomacy of Immigration Restriction in U.S.-Mexico Relations, 1924-1932, University of Nebraska Press.
Forthcoming    “ ‘A Grave Offense of Significant Consequences’: Three Mexican Perspectives on the U.S. attempt to place a quota on Mexico’s immigration during the late 1920s” Pacific Historical Review.
2017     Contributor and Editor to Beyond 1917:  American Legacies of the Great War. Oxford University Press.


AWARDS, GRANTS, & HONORS

2015    Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder.
2014    Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant, The Society for Historians of American
Foreign Relations (SHAFR).
2013    Dean's Graduate Student Research Grant Award, University of Colorado, Boulder.
2004    Phi Kappa Phi.
2000    Phi Alpha Theta, Psi-Sigma Chapter.


CONFERENCE ACTIVITY
Panels Organized

2017    Breaking Bonds, Creating Enemies: U.S. Immigration Policy and Its Impact on U.S. Foreign Relations during the Interwar Period. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) annual conference. Arlington, VA, June 23-25.
2016    Open Minds and Closed Borders: The Effects of Immigration Restriction on U.S. Foreign Relations. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) annual conference. San Diego, CA, June 23-25.

Papers

2017    “A Grave Offense of Significant Consequences”: Three Mexican Perspectives on the U.S. Attempt to Place a Quota on Mexican Immigration during the 1920s. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) annual conference. Arlington, VA, June 23-25.
2017    “No state shall have the right to establish any discrimination”: International pressure against the U.S. effort to restrict Mexican immigration in 1928. The American Historian Association (AHA) annual conference, Denver, CO, January 5-8.
2016    “No state shall have the right to establish any discrimination”: International pressure against the U.S. effort to restrict Mexican immigration in 1928. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) annual conference, San Diego, CA, June 23-25.
2016    1916: A turning point in U.S.-Mexican Relations, American Historian Association (AHA) annual conference, Atlanta, GA, January 7-10. Broadcast on C-SPAN III.
2009    “A United Empire”: Remembrance of The Fallen as a Form of National Cohesion in post-Great War England, 1918-1920, Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO, September 21-23.
2008    “A United Empire”: Remembrance of The Fallen as a Form of National Cohesion in post-Great War England, 1918-1920, Nexus Interdisciplinary Conference: Collected and Collective Identities. University of Tennessee; Knoxville, TN, March 13-15.

Commentator

2015    Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO, September 18-20.    
2014     Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO, September 12-14.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, Assistant Professor of History (2017-Present)
United States History up to 1865
United States History since 1865
The Revolutionary Period, 1763-1789
The History of Mexico
U.S.-Latin American diplomatic relations since 1810
United States Relations with the Global South since 1945
The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1975
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Adjunct Faculty of History (2016-2017)
United States History since 1865
United States Politics and Foreign Relations, 1898 to Present
U.S.-Latin American diplomatic relations since the end of the Cold War
United States Relations with the Global South since 1945
Highline College, Des Moines, WA, Sole Instructor (including online, 2006-Present)
    United States History, 1492-1815
    United States History, 1815-1900
    United States History, 1900-Present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2014 Senior Assistant Editor, Diplomatic History, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO
Cataloged reviewed and accepted manuscript articles and book reviews, developed forthcoming issues with the Editor-in-Chief, resolved production and formatting matters between authors and publisher, and developed and disseminated annual and semi-annual reports of the journal’s activity.
2011-2013 Junior Assistant Editor, Diplomatic History, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO
Managed new manuscript submissions, found referees to review manuscripts and orchestrated review process: sending manuscript to referees, recording referees’ reviews, and preparing for Editorial decisions on manuscripts, sharing reviews and decisions with author.


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & DEVELOPMENT

2009-2011 Executive Planning Committee Member, Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO.
2010    Participant, Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT), University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder, CO; August 7-8.
2008    Participant, Presenting Data and Information Workshop by Edward Tufte, Seattle, WA, July 15.
2007    Participant, Early College Conference, Simon’s Rock College; Berkshires, MA, August 24-26.
2006    Participant, Digital Storytelling Workshop, University of Colorado, Denver; Denver, CO, November 19-22.


RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Online learning module systems
Angel: expert
Blackboard: expert
Canvas: expert
Desire to Learn: expert


LANGUAGES
    
Spanish: intermediate reading and writing.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
The American Historical Association (AHA)
Conference on Latin American History (CLAH)

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