Juan David Coronado, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral scholar at the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. He is a social historian and his research interests include the Mexican American military experience, Chicana/o history, oral history, and Latina/o history with an emphasis on class and gender. His book, “I’m Not Gonna Die in This Damn Place”: Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War focuses on the experiences of Mexican American POWs in the Vietnam War.
He has also dedicated efforts to preserve public history and in doing so co-authored Mexican American Baseball in South Texas. His community study on South Texas through the lens of sport, “A Divided Community United on the Diamond: The 1962 Hidalgo County Colt League Baseball World Series Champions” was featured in Journal of the West. He serves on the board of the Southwest Oral History Association and is a native of the Río Grande Valley in South Texas, where he previously taught history at the University of Texas–Pan American, located in his hometown of Edinburg.
Coronado, J. (2016). Beyond the requiem: Chicano pop culture and the Vietnam War. In R. Milam (Ed.). The Vietnam War in popular culture: The Influence of America's most controversial war on everyday life (Vol.1). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
Santillán, R., Coronado, J., Garrett, G., Iber, J., & Zamora, R. (2016). Mexican American baseball in south Texas. Texas: Arcadia Publishing.
Coronado, J. (2015). A divided community united on the diamond: The 1962 Hidalgo County Colt League baseball World Series champions. Journal of the West, 54, 22-31.
Coronado, J. (2014). Omitted American military history: The Mexican American community during the Vietnam War. The Journal of South Texas, 27(1).
“Hicimos el Camino” en Michigan: Latino business pioneers
Coronado, J. D. (2017, June 14-16). “Hicimos el Camino” en Michigan: Latino business pioneers. Presentation at the annual conference of Cambio de Colores, St. Louis, MO.
Abuses within the H-2A Guest Worker Program
Coronado, J. D. (2017, May 17-19). Abuses within the H-2A Guest Worker Program. Presentation at the biennial conference of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, San Antonio, TX.
Mexican American baseball in South Texas
Coronado, J. D. (2017, April 27-29). Mexican American baseball in South Texas. In J. D. Coronado (Chair), Looking ahead: Bridging past, present, and future through oral history. Presentation at the conference of the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA), Tempe, AZ.