Maria Cristina Garcia

Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies

Cornell University

Maria Cristina Garcia is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell University, where she teaches courses in 20th century U.S. history, immigration and refugee history, and Latino/a history. She is the author of Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada and Havana USA: Cuban exiles and Cuban Americans in south Florida both published by the University of California Press. She has two forthcoming manuscripts: Keeping Faith: Refuge in Post-Cold War America and Origin Stories: Myth and History in the American Immigration Experience. García is President-elect of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society. She just completed a year as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.