Juan David Coronado

Postdoctoral Scholar, Julian Samora Research Institute


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Dr. Juan David Coronado has been recently appointed as a postdoctoral scholar at the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. A social historian, Coronado earned a doctoral degree in history at Texas Tech University. His dissertation, "‘I'm Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place’: Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam POW,” lies at the intersection of Mexican American, military, U.S. history, and gender studies. He previously held a Lecturer position at The University of Texas-Pan American, located in his hometown of Edinburg, Texas. Recently, he completed an article on Mexican Americans in baseball in South Texas (The Journal of the West). The article highlights the obstacles the Mexican American community faced during the 1960s. Currently, he is working on a photograph book on baseball in South Texas (Arcadia Press) and he is also working on converting his dissertation into a book-length manuscript.

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