José Moya

Professor of History

José C. Moya, Professor of History, joined the Barnard faculty in 2005 after teaching at UCLA for 17 years. In addition to his teaching duties for Barnard's Department of History, Professor Moya is affiliated with the Human Rights Studies Program.

Professor Moya teaches courses in Latin American history, Latin American civilization, and world migration.

He has written extensively on global migration, gender, and labor.

Professor Moya has received three Fulbright Fellowships, a Burkhardt Fellowship, and a Del Amo Fellowship. His research and scholarship have also been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

His book, Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930, received five awards. The journal Historical Methods devoted a forum to its theoretical and methodological contributions to migration studies.

Professor Moya is currently editing Latin American Historiography for Oxford University Press, as well as working on the socio-cultural history of anarchism in belle-époque Buenos Aires and the Atlantic world.

Professor Moya is the Director of the Barnard Forum on Migration.

Selected Publications

Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930 (University of California Press, 1998).

Latin American Historiography, editor (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Academic Focus: 

Latin American History


903 Milstein Center



BA, Kean University

MA, PhD, Rutgers University

In the News

For The New York Times' "Room for Debate" forum, Barnard history professor Jose Moya writes about the future of the Falkland Islands, reflecting on the legacy of the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and citing similarities and differences with Hong Kong and Gibraltar.

Barnard’s faculty representatives will attend “Women Changing Brazil” in São Paulo, Brazil

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