B.A. Southwestern University, 2010
M.A. Rice University, 2016
Erika Rendón-Ramos did her undergraduate work at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish in 2010. Following graduation she taught middle school history in Brownsville, her hometown, to 7th and 8th graders. In 2013 she began her graduate studies in the Department of History at Rice University. She completed her Master of Arts in History in the fall of 2016 and is currently working towards completing her doctoral dissertation in the study of twentieth century Mexican migration.
Primary Field: 19th & 20th Century Mexico (Advised by Alida Metcalf)
Secondary Field: Latin America (Advised by Moramay Lopez-Alonso)
Additional Field: 19th Century United States Southwest Borderlands (Advised by Caleb McDaniel)
My research interests include 19th and 20th century Mexico and its relation to the U.S. Southwest borderlands. I am currently exploring how border cities established celebrations in order to attract attention from the national government in an era when the border was declining in significance.