Ulices Piña

Dr. Pina

Aug. 20, 2019 Faculty, Ulices Piña, CLA, History

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
M.A. University of California, Riverside
B.A. University of California, Riverside

Contact Information
(562) 985-4426
Office: FO2-112

California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., MS 1601
Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

Ulices Piña, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Long Beach, who specializes in the history of Mexico and Modern Latin America. A native of Long Beach and a product of the California public school system, his teaching and research interests include Mexico, Modern Latin America, state formation studies, revolutions, and social movements.

Currently, he is revising a book manuscript, Rebellious Citizens: Political Upheaval, State-Making, and the Search for Dignity in Revolutionary Mexico, 1914-1940, which centers on three successive rebellions that shook the established social order in the decades that followed the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920. Situated in a moment marked by an unprecedented period of state interventions and the country’s turn towards democratic rule, the book demonstrates that the long-term effects of these recurring risings were central to the new political system.

Dr. Piña’s research has been supported by the Fulbright Commission in Mexico (COMEXUS), the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC-MEXUS), and the National Institute of Historical Studies on the Revolutions of Mexico (INEHRM), among others. Prior to joining the faculty at CSULB, he taught at Colorado College where he was a postdoctoral fellow and a visiting faculty member of the history department.


Selected Publications

“Rebellion at the Fringe: Conspiracy, Surveillance, and State-Making in 1920s Mexico.” Journal of Social History, forthcoming.

“Recent Trends in State Formation Studies on Latin America,” Latin American Research Review, forthcoming.

“Digital Resources: Dark Tourism in Latin America.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Oxford University Press, 2014—. Article published March 25, 2021.

“The Different Roads to Rebellion: Socialist Education and the Second Cristero Rebellion in Jalisco, 1934-1939.” Letras Históricas No. 16 (Spring 2017 – Summer 2017): 165-192.



History of Mexico (HIST 462)
Methodology of History (HIST 301)
Latin American Nations (HIST 364)
The History of Social Activism (HIST 476)
Revolutionary and Social Movements in Latin America (HIST 499)
Historical Research and Writing (HIST 502)


Curriculum Vitae