Professor Nora Salas

Nora Salas, MAK D-1-126, (616) 331-3134,

Assistant Professor of History

Fields:  Latino/Latina, U.S. Women, Social Movements, 20th Century U.S., Agriculture, Anti-Colonialism

Ph.D., M.S.W.,  Michigan State University
B.A., University of Michigan

Research Interests: 

My primary research analyzes anti-colonial thought in the Chicano Movement in Michigan during the 1960s and 1970s.  I am especially interested in how political thought, Chicano identity, class, region and gender intersect.  In addition I am currently examining the impact of scientific research, mechanization, and free trade on ethnic Mexican migrant labor in Oceana County between 1980 and the present.