Delia Fernández-Jones

Delia  Fernández-Jones
  • Associate Professor
  • CLS Core Faculty
  • Department of History
  • College of Social Science
  • 314 Old Horticulture
  • 506 E. Circle Drive
  • East Lansing MI 48824
  • 517-884-4943


Dr. Fernández-Jonesis a historian of Latina/o history whose work focuses on how Latina/os use panethnic identity to garner more political, social, and economic rights in the twentieth century. Her research and teaching interests also include the intersections of race, ethnicity, and sexuality in American history. She is particularly interested in immigration, migration, labor, social movements and women’s history.

Dr. Fernández-Jones has published a book that focuses on Latino migration, panethnic identity, community formation, and activism among Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Grand Rapids, Michigan from the 1920s to the 1970s. She is also working on article length pieces that explore the migration experiences of Latina/os to Michigan in the first half of the twentieth century.