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Manuel Antonio Grajales

Ph.D. Student
Contact
  • (979) 845-7151
  • mgrajales2@tamu.edu
  • Glasscock 003
Professional Links
Chair
Dr. Felipe Hinojosa

Research Interests

My research investigates how Puerto Ricans established interracial alliances in New York City to oppose military service from the 1940s until the early 1970s. I examine how Puerto Ricans developed a civil rights strategy that rejected the notion of military service as the method to attain social and economic equality. Instead, anti-war action emphasized how Puerto Ricans responded and shaped concepts of citizenship and identity in opposition to U.S. colonialism, militarization, and social and economic inequalities.

Accomplishments

  • Carlos H. Cantu Graduate Fellow
  • Participant, Voces Oral History Summer Institute
  • Graduate Archival Intern, Special Collections, Texas A&M University-Commerce