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 (2021) 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.
NEW IN 2021: The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump (Ecco, Harper Collins Publishers)
An overview of how the Republican Party developed a loyal base of Hispanic support from the 1960s forward, and how it maintained that support even after taking a hard right turn on immigration and border issues. Cadava's lecture is also explores why Donald Trump won a significant minority of the Hispanic vote - approximately 30 percent - even though he based his campaign, and much of his first time, on appeals to the anti-immigrant, anti-Hispanic sensibilities of his supporters.