JOINED THE DEPARTMENT
Lina Cordia received her M.A. in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2017. Her thesis was entitled “The Fruits of Their Labor: The Bracero Program in Southern Oregon, 1942-1964.” She received her B.A. in History, with a Spanish minor from Eastern Oregon University in 2014, graduating summa cum laude. Since graduating with her M.A. and prior to beginning her doctoral studies at UNL, Lina worked at Southern Oregon University as an Adjunct Instructor, teaching a variety of lower-division survey courses in world civilization and U.S. history, as well as upper-division courses in Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. Immigration history, and the American West.
Lina's research emphasis has been the Bracero Program, especially in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, as well as agricultural labor and power dynamics in Oregon more generally during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the ways that race, ethnicity, gender, and national identity influence the interactions of laborers among themselves and with others.