Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
M.A. University of California, Riverside
B.A. University of California, Riverside
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-building, revolutions, and social movements.
Currently, he is revising a book manuscript, Rebellious Citizens, 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. It argues that anxieties over violence shaped how locals understood their rights and contested the presence of the state. He has also published a peer-reviewed article, “The Different Roads to Rebellion: Socialist Education and the Second Cristero Rebellion, 1934-1939,” in Letras Históricas. 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). 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.
History of Mexico (HIST 462)
Methodology of History (HIST 301)