Matt Garcia

Matt Garcia

Matt Garcia is a professor of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean studies and history at Dartmouth College. Originally from California, he previously taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Oregon, Brown University, and Arizona State University. He is the author of A World of Its Own: Race, Labor and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970 (2001), which won the Oral History Association's best book award, and, most recently, From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement (2012), which won the Philip Taft Award for the best book in labor history. He is a coeditor, with E. Melanie DuPuis and Don Mitchell, of Food Across Borders: Production, Consumption, and Boundary Crossing in North America (2017). Garcia was also the outreach director and coprimary investigator for the Bracero Archive Project , which received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant as well as a Best Public History Award from the National Council for Public History.

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Twitter: @mattjgarcia68.


  • Beyond the Legend: Cesar Chavez, Charismatic Leadership, and the Relevance of Accountability
  • Wrestling with El Pulpo: Honduras, United Fruit Company, and the fight to reform American business
  • “Capitalism in Reverse”: The United Farm Workers’ Grape Boycott and the Power of Interracial Community Organizing

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