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Salvador Salinas

 Salvador Salinas

Salvador Salinas

Assistant Professor of History

Office: N1046

Dr. Salinas is an assistant professor of Latin American history and coordinator of the history program.  His research focuses on the history of Mexico with an emphasis on the origins, process, and outcomes of the 1910 Mexican Revolution.  His book, titled Land, Liberty, and Water: Morelos After Zapata, 1920-1940, was published by the University of Arizona Press in 2018.  Using Mexican archival sources, the book analyzes the outcomes of the Zapatista insurgency in the state of Morelos and recounts the first land reform carried out after the Mexican Revolution. 

Currently, Dr. Salinas is a contributor to the British Library’s Endangered Archives Program for a project titled “Conserving Indigenous Memories of Land Privatization in Mexico: Michoacán’s Libros de Hijuelas, 1719-1929.”  His research examines digitized deed books that document the land privatization process in the district of Puruándiro during the late nineteenth century.   

At UHD, Dr. Salinas teaches upper-level courses on Latin American history.  He enjoys working closely with students to help them learn about the region’s vast history and diverse peoples.  His courses aim to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Latin America’s past by the exploring the political, economic, and social histories of the region. 

PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2014

MPhil, University of Oxford, 2007

BA, Appalachian State University, 2003

  • 3308 History of Mexico
  • 3318 Latin American History
  • 3325 History of Brazil
  • 2302 Historian's Craft 
  • 1306 History of the United States Since 1877

Before arriving at UHD in 2015, Dr. Salinas served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach.

He has peer reviewed articles for the Journal of Latin American Studies and The History Teacher.

He is a member of the Conference on Latin American History, an affiliate of the American Historical Association. 

Selected Publications

Land, Liberty, and Water: Morelos after Zapata, 1920-1940 (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2018). 

"Untangling Mexico's Noodle: El Tallarín and the Revival of Zapatismo in Morelos, 1934–1938," Journal of Latin American Studies 46, no. 3 (August 2014): 471-499.

"The National Agrarian Party and the Quest for Power: Morelos in the 1920s," in Mexico in Transition: New Perspectives on Mexican Agrarian History, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries/ México y sus transiciones: reconsideraciones sobre la historia agraria mexicana, siglos XIX y XX, edited by Antonio Escobar Ohmstede and Matthew Butler, 357–84. Mexico City: Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, 2013.

Prizes & Honors

Honorable mention, Barnes Lathrop Prize for best dissertation written in the History Department,

"The Zapatistas and Their World: The Pueblos of Morelos in Post-revolutionary Mexico, 1920-1940," UT Austin, 2014.

Distinction on master's thesis, "Politics and State-Building in Morelos, Mexico, 1920-1930," Oxford, 2007.

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