Professor Mike Amezcua

Mike Amezcua (new window), Assistant Professor, Department of History

Mike Amezcua is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Georgetown University. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Making Mexican Chicago: From Postwar Settlement to the Age of Gentrification (University of Chicago Press, 2022) published in the Historical Studies of Urban America series. In his book, Amezcua examines how federal policies of urban renewal and mass deportation intersected in the lives of Mexican immigrants and Mexican American as they navigated real estate boundaries, business development, and eventual gentrification to remake Chicago’s neighborhoods. His writing has appeared in multiple scholarly and popular outlets, including The Washington Post, The Journal of American History, The Sixties, and The Abusable Past. He was recently named the Co-Winner of the Arnold Hirsch Award for Best Article in Urban History by the Urban History Association. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Amezcua was an Assistant Professor at NYU. He teaches and writes about Latinx History, urban history, race, politics, and immigration.