Aaron Anthony Aruck

TitleGraduate Student
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
OfficeHumanities & Social Sciences Bldg, rm 150 (Grad Lab)
Office HoursMonday 10:00-11:00 AM, Stevenson Coffee House
Campus Mail StopHistory Department
Aaron Anthony Aruck

Research Interests

Latin America, Mexico and the Porfiriato, borderlands, transnationalism, histories of migration and displacement, asylum and refugee law, LGBTQ history, public health, sexual policing, institutional regulation of sexuality, legal history

Biography, Education and Training


BA in History with Distinction, Amherst College (2011)

Teaching Assistantships

HIS 10A - U.S. History to 1877 (Fall 2016)

HIS 128 - Chicano History (Winter 2017)

HIS 12 - Introduction to Latino American History (Spring 2017) 


Honors, Awards and Grants

Cota-Robles Fellowship (2015-16, 2017-18)

Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Development Program Participant (2017)

Humanties Without Walls (HWW) Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Summer 2017)

2016 Lionel Cantú Memorial Award (UCSC Chicano Latino Research Center)

UCSC History Department grant for research in Mexico City (Summer 2016)

Forris Jewett Moore Fellowship for graduate study in history, Amherst College Board of Trustees (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)

Nominated as graduate student representative to UC-wide Academic Planning Committee (APC)

Selected as Amherst College’s only Beinecke Scholarship nominee in Class of 2011

Invited to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History One Week Scholars Program, New York City (Summer 2010)

Amherst College Dean of the Faculty grant for summer thesis research (Summer 2010)

2010 Folger Fellowship, Amherst College (Folger Library, Washington, D.C.)