John H. Flores, PhD

Co-Director and Academic Coordinator
Social Justice Institute
Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

John H. Flores, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of History and was the first professor hired through the Social Justice Institute Initiative.  Professor Flores is the son of Mexican immigrants, and his research centers on recovering the lost history of Mexican immigrant political activism in the United States.

In The Mexican Revolution in ChicagoFlores created a census of the Spanish-speaking immigrants who applied for U.S. citizenship in Chicago between 1900 and 1940.  To date, this is the largest and most inclusive historical census of Hispanic naturalization in the United States.  Through this census, Flores reveals a political world of power and assimilation shaped by events in Mexico.  Flores' current book project assesses the relationship between American citizenship and violence with a focus on a series of lynchings that occurred along the U.S.-Mexico border on the eve of the Mexican Revolution.

Professor Flores teaches courses on Latina/os, immigration, labor, and race. 


Interview with John H. Flores - What is social justice?