I am an associate professor of History at Texas State University. I hold a B.A. in History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from UCLA. I was a postdoctoral fellow at SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies in 2007-2008. I specialize in the history of the indigenous peoples of the US-Mexico Borderlands and the southern Great Plains during the 18th and 19th centuries. My research has been funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the Newberry Library, the Philips Fund for Native American Research, UC MEXUS, UCLA’s Institute of American Cultures, and Mexico’s CONACyT. I complement my archival research with ethnographic, archaeological, linguistic, and environmental evidence, as well as interviews with contemporary consultants, paying attention to indigenous voices and perspectives from the past and from the present. I am currently writing a book on captivity among the Comanches and editing a collective book on The Indigenous Borderlands of the Americas.
Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez es profesor de Historia en Texas State University. Sus intereses académicos incluyen la etnohistoria, los pueblos indígenas de las Grandes Llanuras y el Suroeste de EE.UU., la frontera México-EE.UU. y la América hispánica.