Jorge Hernandez Fujigaki

Jorge Hernandez Fujigaki


0601H212  U.S.History:Since the Civil War
0601H300  Latin History
0601H260   World History

Academic Career:

Montgomery College

Dr. Jorge Hernandez-Fujigaki holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago.

His doctoral dissertation outlined the history of immigrants from Latin America employed by the steel industry in Chicago and Northwest Indiana in the post-World War I period. He is a full-time professor at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland where he teaches courses on U.S. history, Latin American history, Latino history, and Civil Rights in America. As an Adjunct Faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, Dr. Fujigaki teaches Mexican Contemporary History to undergraduate and graduate students. He also teaches Colonial Latin American History at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

Before he moved to Maryland he was a visiting professor at Michigan State University and at San Diego State University. He was also a researcher at the College of Border Studies (Colegio de la Frontera Norte) in Tijuana, Mexico, a premier research institution devoted to the analysis of the most critical U.S.-Mexico binational issues, i.e., unauthorized migration, trade, and identity.

His research interests lie at the intersection of ethnic and immigration history. He is the co-author of Latinos in the Washington Metropolitan Area (2014). His recent publications include Living La Vida Latina in the Washington Metro Area (2016) and Latino Immigrant Narratives from Maryland (2017).