Participant Info

First Name
Maria E.
Last Name
NYU and NYU Shanghai
Website URL
China and Higher Education, American West, Labor History, History of Water, Environmental History, Gender and Women
Additional Contact Information
I commute between Shanghai and New York. Am always available by Skype or e-mail.

Personal Info

About Me

Maria E. Montoya is an Associate Professor of History at New York University and the Dean of Arts and Sciences at NYU Shanghai.  She is the author of numerous articles on the History of the American West, Environmental, Labor and Latina/o history and of the book, Translating Property:  The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict over Land in the American West, 1840-1900.  She is the lead author on the U.S. History textbook, Global Americans:  A Social and Global History of the United States.  She is also finishing up a manuscript, Fighting for the Fringe: Three Industrialists, Their Workers, and Employee Benefits, 1909-1950, which focuses on John D. Rockefeller, Josephine Roche, and Henry Kaiser and their roles in defining the spheres of work and home life during the early 20th century.   Here at NYU Shanghai she teaches course in U.S. History as well as in Environmental History, particularly the History of Water.  She is also working on a book project about the scarcity of water in the American Southwest.

Recent Publications

Global Americans:  A Social and Global History of the United States

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
China, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Family, Gender, Higher Ed, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Race, Rural & Agrarian History, Women, World War II