Neil Foley

Neil Foley

Fellow: Awarded 2007
Field of Study: U.S. History

Competition: US & Canada

University of Texas, Austin

Neil Foley is an associate professor of history and American Studies at the University of Texas.  He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Culture in 1990 from the University of Michigan, an M.A. from Georgetown University in English and American literature, and his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia.  Mr. Foley’s teaching fields include borderlands history, Mexican-American history, the American Southwest, race and ethnicity in the U.S., social and cultural history of the U.S.-Mexico border, Mexican immigration, and civil rights politics in the twentieth-century United States. His book The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture (University of California Press, 1997) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians, the Pacific Coast Branch Award of the American Historical Association, and five other awards. He is currently working on a book about African American and Latino civil rights politics in the post-World War II United States.

Neil Foley is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians and has lectured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.

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