About Lori Flores

NBN Episodes hosted by Lori:

Ana Raquel Minian, "Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration" (Harvard UP, 2018)

August 22, 2018

Undocumented Lives

Ana Raquel Minian
Hosted by Lori Flores

In the 1970s, the Mexican government acted to alleviate rural unemployment by supporting the migration of able-bodied men. Millions crossed into the U…

Katherine Benton-Cohen, "Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy" (Harvard UP, 2018)

July 30, 2018

Inventing the Immigration Problem

Katherine Benton-Cohen
Hosted by Lori Flores

In 1907 the U.S. Congress created a joint commission to investigate what many Americans saw as a national crisis: an unprecedented number of immigrant…

Cary Cordova, "The Heart of the Mission: Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2017)

July 10, 2018

The Heart of the Mission

Cary Cordova
Hosted by Lori Flores

In The Heart of the Mission: Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), Cary Cordova combines urban, political…

Beth Lew-Williams, "The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America" (Harvard UP, 2018)

May 28, 2018

The Chinese Must Go

Beth Lew-Williams
Hosted by Lori Flores

The American West erupted in anti-Chinese violence in 1885. Following the massacre of Chinese miners in Wyoming Territory, communities throughout Cali…

Jimmy Patino, "Raza Si, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in San Diego" (UNC Press, 2017)

April 5, 2018

Raza Si, Migra No

Jimmy Patino
Hosted by Lori Flores

As immigration from Mexico to the United States grew through the 1970s and 1980s, the Border Patrol, police, and other state agents exerted increasing…

Julian Lim, "Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands" (UNC Press, 2017)

March 30, 2018

Porous Borders

Julian Lim
Hosted by Lori Flores

With the railroad's arrival in the late nineteenth century, immigrants of all colors rushed to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, transforming the region in…

Maria Montoya, et. al, eds. "Global Americans: A History of the United States" (Wadsworth Publishing, 2017)

July 28, 2017

Global Americans

Maria Montoya, et al., eds.
Hosted by Lori Flores

America's national experience and collective history have always been subject to transnational forces and affected by global events and conditions. In…

Sophie Egan, "Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are" (William Morrow, 2017)

July 24, 2017


Sophie Egan
Hosted by Lori Flores

In Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are (William Morrow Books, 2017), food writer and Culinary Institute of America program director Sophie E…

Benjamin Heber Johnson, "Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation" (Yale UP, 2017)

June 8, 2017

Escaping the Dark, Gray City

Benjamin Heber Johnson
Hosted by Lori Flores

The turn of the twentieth century caught America at a crossroads, shaking the dust from a bygone era and hurtling toward the promises of modernity. Fa…

Mireya Loza, "Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom" (UNC Press, 2016)

September 12, 2016

Defiant Braceros

Mireya Loza
Hosted by Lori Flores

Mireya Loza's Defiant Braceros How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) sheds n…

Sarah Wald, "The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl" (U Washington Press, 2016)

June 28, 2016

The Nature of California

Sarah Wald
Hosted by Lori Flores

The California farmlands have long served as a popular symbol of America's natural abundance and endless opportunity. Yet, from John Steinbeck's The G…

Karl Jacoby, "The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Millionaire" (Norton, 2016)

June 8, 2016

The Strange Career of William Ellis

Karl Jacoby
Hosted by Lori Flores

To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking…

Julie M. Weise, "Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South Since 1910" (UNC Press, 2015)

December 17, 2015

Corazon de Dixie

Julie M. Weise
Hosted by Lori Flores

Julie M. Weise's new book Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South Since 1910 (UNC Press, 2015) is the first book to comprehensively document Mex…