About

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Miguel Tinker Salas is one of the nation's foremost authorities on political and social issues confronting Latin America. He is the author of The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture and Citizenship in Venezuela (Duke University Press, 2009); co-editor with Steve Ellner of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez and the Decline of an Exceptional Democracy, (Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007); co editor with Jan Rus of Mexico 2006-2012: neoliberalism, movimientos sociales y politica electoral, (Miguel Angel Porrua and Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, 2006) and author of Under the Shadow of the Eagles, The Border and the Transformation of Sonora During the Porfiriato, University of California Press 1997.

His expertise includes: contemporary Latin America, society and politics in Venezuela and Mexico, oil, culture and politics in Venezuela, the drug war in Mexico, Mexican border society, Chicanos/as and Latinos/as in the United States, and Latin American immigration.

Miguel Tinker Salas is currently a Professor of Latin American History and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California.


Selected Awards and Honors:


Mexican Club de Periodistas, International Media Prize for political commentary and critical perspectives on electronic media, 2009, View Images

Pomona College; Professorship in Latin American History, 2005

Howard Fellowship, 2003

Wig Distinguished Professorship Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1997

National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant, 1997

Pomona College, Graves Fellowship, 1996

University of California, President's Fellowship, 1987-1988