I was raised in Robstown, Texas. It has been through the discovery of this small town’s history, its landscape, and its people where I compose my inspiration for academic research and community involvement.

Jonathan Cortez in Collections at the Cultural Resource Center of the NMAI

I am currently a Ph.D. student at Brown University in the Department of  American Studies. Enroute to my Ph.D. I have received my Master’s in Public Humanities from the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. My research interests span 20th-century agricultural labor, Latinx Studies, comparative/relational ethnic studies, and public humanities.

More detailed information about my work experience, scholarly productivity, and community engagement can be found by accessing my Curricula Vitae.