Jesus Mendez

Jesus Mendez, PhD

Associate Professor of History

Jesus Mendez received a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches Latin American and Caribbean history, world history, Florida history, and intellectual history.

Among his research interests are Latin American intellectual history and the history of transportation in Florida. His articles have appeared in The Florida Historical Quarterly; Tequesta, The Journal of HistoryMiami; SECOLAS Annals; Journal of Church and State; Inter-American Review of Bibliography, and others.

He has received grants from the Fulbright Scholarship Program, the Organization of American States, the Rockefeller Archive Center, the Florida Endowment for the Humanities, and twice from the National Endowment for the Humanities and has conducted research in private and government archives in Argentina, the Bahamas, Canada, England, Mexico, Spain, and the United States. He is currently working on a major research project examining the overseas maritime activities of Florida railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler.

Professor Mendez currently serves on the board of the Florida Historical Society and is the vice president of the South Florida Chapter of the Fulbright Association.