Pablo Mitchell

  • Professor of History and Comparative American Studies
  • Affiliate of the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies


  • BA, Swarthmore College, 1992
  • MA, University of New Mexico, 1995
  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000


Pablo Mitchell is the author of History of Latinos: Exploring Diverse Roots (Greenwood Press, 2014). The textbook explores the heritage and history of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central and South Americans in the United States. He is also the author of West of Sex: Making Mexican America, 1900-1930 (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and Coyote Nation: Sexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920 (University of Chicago Press, 2005). Coyote Nation was awarded the 2007 Ray Allen Billington Prize by the Organization of American Historians. In 2008, Mitchell was named one of ten 2008 Emerging Scholars by the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Mitchell teaches courses on Latina/o History, US-Mexico Borderlands, History of American Sexualities, Mixed Heritage in US History, the American West, and Gilded Age America.

Fall 2024

Latina/o History — CAST 270
Latina/o History — HIST 270
Introduction to Historical Methods — HIST 299
Borderlands — CAST 427
Borderlands — HIST 427

Spring 2025

American History 1877-Present — HIST 104
Introduction to Historical Methods — HIST 299


Pablo Mitchell Chairs Conference Panel

April 27, 2018

Pablo Mitchell, associate professor of history and comparative American studies, chaired a panel at the La Academia del Pueblo conference at Wayne State University with Rocío León ’13 and Brian Cabral ‘18, who both presented conference papers.