Announcements

I am currently the Postdoctoral Fellow in American History and Diversity Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point. I can still be reached at my gmail to the left, or at laura.hooton@westpoint.edu. For more information on my work at West Point: https://westpoint.edu/history/profile/laura_hooton

Personal Statement:

Laura Hooton graduated in June 2018 with a Ph.D. in History with an interdisciplinary emphasis in Black Studies. Her dissertation and forthcoming monograph (under contract) discusses Little Liberia, an African American agricultural community in Baja California in the early twentieth century, as well as its larger place in United States, Mexico, and Baja California History, Black studies, and social movements. She is also a co-author on the revised edition of Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity, under contract with Routledge. She is currently the Postdoctoral Fellow in American History and Diversity Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she teaches United States History and race and ethnicity. In 2018-2019 she coordinated research and teaching initiatives on the history of U.S. immigration in the American Southwest. In 2019-2020, she is leading the Black History at West Point Project.

Dissertation Title:

"Co-opting the Border: The Dream of African American Integration via Baja California"