Mike Amezcua is an assistant professor of History, Latinx Studies, and Urban Studies at NYU. He teaches, researches, and writes about the Latinx past in the United States and the Americas. He is currently at work on a book about Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans and the politics and struggle over white flight neighborhoods in postwar Chicago. A past Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Northwestern and a recipient of the University of California Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC San Diego. His writing has been published in the Journal of American History, the Journal of Social History, and The Sixties.
Additionally, Professor Amezcua is the Founder, Director and Principal Investigator of Raza Landscapes, a spatial humanities initiative designed to document and preserve Latinx metropolitan histories through community-based archiving, oral history, and platform-building for the production and dissemination of historical knowledge of under-archived communities.