Maria E. Montoya

Associate Professor of History; Dean of Arts and Science, NYU Shanghai

Yale University, PhD 1993

Office Address: 

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 520



Field of Study: 

United States

Research Interests: 

American West, Labor History, Gender, Latina/o History

Selected Works:


MontoyaTranslatingProperty.jpgTranslating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840 to 1920, University of California Press, 2002; paperback edition by University of Kansas Press, Spring 2005.





“Creating an American Home:  Work, Gender and Space in Rockefeller’s Coal Towns,” Mapping Memories: Latina Lives, eds. Vicki Ruiz and John Chavez.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, forthcoming.

“The Making of ModernNew Mexico: A Portrait of Dennis Chavez”, New  Mexico Lives, ed., Richard Etulain. University of New Mexico Press, 2002.

“The Roots of Ethnic and Economic Division in Northern New Mexico: The Case Study of the Civilian Conservation Corp,” Western Historical Quarterly, v. XXVII, 1995.

Dreams of Wealth and Promises of Reform: John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’s and Josephine Roche’s Battle Over the Colorado Coal Fields, forthcoming.

“And Now About the Women….”  Western Historical Quarterly, Autumn 2007.

 “Conditions of Work for Women Historians in the Twenty-First Century” Journal of Women’s History, v. 18, #1, 154-57.


"Essential Questions in History" - How Did Manifest Destiny Shape the American West?

Maria Montoya on Manifest Destiny from The Gilder Lehrman Institute on Vimeo.

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