Carlos  Salomon

Assistant Professor

Department of Ethnic Studies

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Carlos Salomon received his Ph. D. at the University of New Mexico in Borderlands and Latin American History. He is an interdisciplinary scholar and activist who likes to cross intellectual and geographic boundaries. His teaching interests are in the areas of social movements, oral traditions, and immigration. His research interests vary widely and include California before and after US occupation, oral history, and US-Mexico relations. Dr. Salomon recently published Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California with the University of Oklahoma Press (2010). He is currently working on a book that examines US-Mexican relations through the lens of cultural and intellectual collaborations on American Indian life, and specifically through the government-sponsored project known as indigenismo.

Professional Focus

Borderlands History
Latin American Immigration
Transnational Culture
Oral History
Indigenous Studies


  • B.A., 1994, San Francisco State University
  • M.A., 1996, San Francisco State University
  • Ph.D., 2002, University of New Mexico


Not teaching this quarter.


Pio Pico: The Governor of Mexican California

Pio Pico: The Governor of Mexican California, University of Oklahoma Press, April 2010

"Indigenismo Across Borders," Journal of the West, Winter 2009/2010

"Secularization in California: Pío Pico at Mission San Luis Rey." Southern California Quarterly, Winter 2008

"A Frontera Family's Brush with History." Cipactli, Fall, 2005

Other Accomplishments

Oral History Project

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