Faculty Profile for Dr. John Raymond Mckiernan

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Dr. John Raymond Mckiernan
Program Director, Faculty — Center for the Study of the Southwest
Associate Professor — History
TMH 202
phone: (512) 245-2142

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Born in the U.S., I grew up in Colombia, Mexico, and the South: I bring a migrants’ eye and experience to my projects in public history, medical history and Latino studies. My first book, Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas-Mexico Border, 1848-1942 (Duke: 2012), treats the multi-ethnic making of a medical border. Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America (University of Minnesota, 2013) treats the broader intersection of medical history and ethnic studies. My next project, Working Conditions: Medical Authority and Latino Civil Rights tracks the changing place of medicine in Latina/o struggles for equality.

I graduated with degrees in Art History and Latin American Studies from Oberlin College, and a Masters and a Ph.D in history from the University of Michigan. I have worked for the Cook County Department of Public Health, the National Museum of American History, Whole Woman's Health, the National Minority AIDS Council, the University of South Florida, and the University of Texas at Austin,.

Teaching Interests

Mexican American History
Latina/o Studies
History of Medicine
Transnational History
Immigration History
Ethnic Studies
Southwest Studies
Borderlands History
Urban History
Environmental History
Public history
History of Soccer

Research Interests

Mexican American History
Latina/o Studies
History of Medicine
Transnational History
Immigration History
Ethnic Studies
Southwest Studies
Borderlands History
Sports Studies
Public History

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Mckiernan-Gonzalez, J., Clark, A., & Flores, C. (2018). At Play: Futbol in the Land of Football. San Marcos, TX, U.S.A: Center for the Study of the Southwest / Texas State University.
  • Mckiernan-Gonzalez, J. (2017). Working at the Crossroads: a Guide for Border Crossing. Kalfou: A Journal of Black Studies, 4(2), 165–180. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.15367/kf.v4i2.159
  • Mckiernan-Gonzalez, J. (2017). Health. In D. Vargas, L. la Fountain - Stokes, & N. Mirabal (Eds.), Keywords in Latina Studies. New York: New York University Press.
  • Mckiernan-Gonzalez, J. (2014). Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America. Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press. Retrieved from https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/precarious-prescriptions
  • Mckiernan-Gonzalez, J. (2013). American Science, American Medicine, and American Latinos. In S. Pitti (Ed.), American Latinos and the Making of the United States. Washington, DC: National Park Service / Organization of American Historians / Government Printing Office. Retrieved from http://www.nps.gov/history/heritageinitiatives/latino/latinothemestudy/

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Benjamin E. Mays Address, Mellon Mays Graduate Initiative, Social Science Research Council. June 18, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Academic Title 2018, Choice: Reviews in Publishing. November 2017 - January 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi Chapter. January 1, 2015 - May 1, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top 10 Digital Projects, Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services, University of Texas at Austin. August 1, 2009 - August 1, 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Community Service Award, Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association. August 1, 2004 - May 1, 2005

Selected Grants

  • Mckiernan-Gonzalez, John. Caminos Cruzados: Indian Enslavement in N0rth America, Office of Equity and Access, Texas State University, $2500. (Funded: January 2017 - March 2017). Grant.
  • Mckiernan, John (Principal). Caminos Cruzados: Adventures in Working-Class History, Department of History, Institutional (Higher Ed), $2500. (Submitted: September 1, 2015, Funded: January 18, 2016 - May 5, 2016). Grant.
  • Mckiernan-Gonzalez, John (Principal). Caminos Cruzados: Adventures in Working-Class History, Office of Equity and Access, Institutional (Higher Ed), $2000. (Submitted: November 2, 2015, Funded: November 3, 2015 - May 11, 2016). Grant.
  • Mckiernan-Gonzalez, John (Principal). Americanos con Disabilities: Latino communities and the 25th anniversary of the ADA, Office of Equity and Access, Institutional (Higher Ed), $10000. (Submitted: September 1, 2014, Funded: September 1, 2014 - May 5, 2015). Grant.
  • Mckiernan-Gonzalez, John (Principal). Gayatri Spivak / Our World, Taylor Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of History, Institutional (Higher Ed), $5000. (Submitted: September 1, 2014, Funded: September 1, 2014 - May 4, 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Clotilde Garcia Tejano Genealogical Society Book Award
January 2017-Present
Participant
Grassroots Leadership Committee
November 2016-Present
Coordinator / Organizer
Cronicas: where Journalists and Academics Meet
April 2016-Present
Member
Planning Advisory Board - Social Science Research Council - Mellon Mays Graduate Initiative
November 2017-December 2019
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of American Ethnic History
May 1, 2019-July 30, 2019