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UC Santa Barbara
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Latin American History, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, migration, women's history, and gender.
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About Me

Verónica Castillo-Muñoz is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She has written widely in English and Spanish on the intersections between gender, family migration, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Castillo-Muñoz is the author of The Other California: Land Identity and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands, published by the University of California Press (2017). Recently, she collaborated on a binational exhibit of Pancho Villa with the National Museum of the Mexican Revolution in Mexico City. Her new book project, Her Stories of the Mexican Revolution, examines border women’s experiences with war and exile between 1910 and 1920. She is also a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of the American Historians.  

Recent Publications


The Other California: Land, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands (UC Press, 2016)

*Honorable mention of the 2017 Gita Chaudhuri Prize from the Western Association of Women’s Historians.

Women and Revolution: A Tale of Violence and Deception Across the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands (book in progress).


Guest Co-editor of: “Gender and Intimacy Across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands” 

“Women and War:  Aging, Migration, and Violence in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands.” Women, Migration, and Aging in the Americas, Routledge Press, 2022. (ed.2022,  Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga)

“The Caravan of Death: Women and Refugee Camps and Family Separations Across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands 1910-1920.”  Vol. 35 N. 4 the Journal of Women’s History. (John Hopkins University: Winter, 2023).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Latin America and the United States
Expertise by Geography
Latin America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Public History, Race, Women