Geraldo Cadava

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Geraldo Cadava

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Geraldo Cadava teaches in the history department at Northwestern University. He is the author of two books, Standing on Common Ground (2016), about the U.S.-Mexico border since World War II, and The Hispanic Republican (2020) about how the Republican Party developed a remarkably loyal base of Hispanic support since the 1960s. His research and teaching interests are broad and include Latinx, immigration, and borderlands history, and the relationship between the past and the present. At Northwestern, he has taught courses on Watergate, the musical Hamilton, and the history of the 2016 election.

Twitter: @gerry_cadava.


  • The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump *
  • Is Demography Destiny? The Racial Transformation of the United States since the 1960s *
  • Hamilton's America
  • Mexican Immigration in Historical Perspective *
  • The U.S.-Mexico Border in Historical Perspective *

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.