Dr. Luis H. Moreno

Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Ethnic Studies
228 Shatzel Hall | 419-372-2796 | lmoreno@bgsu.edu

Dr. Luis H. Moreno is Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the School of Cultural and Critical Studies. He earned his doctorate in Chicano/Latino Studies from Michigan State University. Dr. Moreno is one of the first in the nation (and world) to earn a Ph.D. in Chicano/Latino Studies. His overall research and teaching examine the intersections between labor, migration, and activism among the Chicano/Latino communities in the United States. He is also the Co-Advisor of Latino Student Union (LSU) and a board member of La Conexion de Wood County, a local non-profit organization in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Professional Affiliations:
  • National Association of Chicana Chicano
  • Studies Latino Studies Association
  • Western History Association
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association
  • Labor, Migration, and Working-Class Histories
  • Community-Based Organizations/Community Activism
  • Social and Political Movements Public History of Chicanos, Mexicans, and Latinos in Ventura County
  • Archival Preservation & Museum Studies
  • Critical/Social Justice Pedagogy
  • PhD - Chicano/Latino Studies, Michigan State University
  • MA - Chicana Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge
  • BA - Chicana Chicano Studies, San Diego State University


  • ETHN 1100—Introduction To Latina/o Studies
  • ETHN 2110—History Of Mexican Americans
  • ETHN 3100—Mexican Transborder Culture
  •  ETHN 3120—Chicana/os In The United States
  • ETHN 4150—Contemporary U.S. Immigration

I’m currently working on the following research projects; Searching For Memories In La Colonia: Migration, Labor, And Activism In Oxnard, California, 1930-1980 (manuscript); “Aliens” In Ohio: Constructing The Narrative Of Mexicans In The Midwest (article), and (Re)Mapping The UFW Grape Boycott In Urban & Rural Ohio (article

  • “¡Ya Basta! The Struggle For Justice And Equality: The Chicano Power Movement in Oxnard, California.” In The Chicano Movement: Perspectives From The Twenty-First Century, ed. Mario T. Garcia. New York: Routledge, 2014.
  • “Where Are All Of The Latina/os?: Teaching Latina/o Studies In The Midwest.” In White Washing American Education: The New Culture Wars In Ethnic Studies, eds. Denise Sandoval, et al., ABC-CLIO, 2016.
  • “Mexican American Working-Class Activism.” Journal of American Ethnic History, Vol. 34, no. 1 (Fall 2014): 101-104.
  • “Rows of Memory.” Western American Literature, Vol. 50, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 95-96.
  • “Another Point of View: Chapter 6 – Affirmative Action.” In U.S. Latino Issues, 2nd Edition, ed. Rodolfo Acuña, ABC-CLIO, 2017.
  • “Delano Grape Strike and the United Farm Workers Movement.” In 50 Events that Shaped Latino History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic, Vol. II, ed. Lilia Fernández. ABC-CLIO, 2018.
  • “They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression.” Agricultural History, Vol. 93, no. 2 (Spring 2019): 383-384.
  • “Chicano Communists and the Struggle for Social Justice.” Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 51, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 212–213.
  • Outstanding Faculty, Bowling Green State University, Latino/a/x Issues Conference, March 21, 2018
  • Guest Coach, October 30, 2018, Bowling Green State University, Department of Athletics.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, 2018-2019, Bowling Green State University, Center for Faculty Excellence, Teaching and Learning Summit.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, 2019-2020, Bowling Green State University, Center for Faculty Excellence, Teaching and Learning Summit.
  • Speaker, A Conversation About Diversity And Belonging In The Midwest, Whirlpool Corporation – Hispanic & Latino Network, September 23, 2021.

Updated: 08/30/2022 04:03PM