Maria E. Montoya
Maria E. Montoya is the Dean of Arts and Sciences at New York University Shanghai and a Global Network Associate Professor of History at New York University. She is the immediate Past-President of the Western History Association. She was formerly the Director of the Latinx Studies Program at the University of Michigan where she also a member of the History Department and the American Culture Program. She is the author of numerous articles and the book Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840–1920 (2002). She is also the lead author of the textbook, Global Americans: A Social and Global History of the United States (2016). She is working on a forthcoming (Oxford University Press) book, A Workplace of Their Own: Miners and Their Families in the Colorado Coal Fields, 1900-1950, which examines company towns and the origins of health insurance for workers in the American West, focusing particularly on the coal-mining communities associated with the Rockefeller Corporation in Colorado.