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T. Mark Montoya

Associate Professor

T. Mark Montoya, Ph.D., is an associate professor of ethnic studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Dr. Montoya’s research and teaching focus on Chicanx/Latinx Studies, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, race politics, first-generation student experiences, citizenship, and hip-hop. His recent publications include, “It Takes a Nation of Millions: How to Freestyle a Hip Hop Curriculum,” “Bad Fences Make Bad Neighbors: Challenging the Citizenship Regime in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” “Rage, Courage, Encourage: A Culture and Teaching/Learning Autobiography,” and “But It’s a Dry Hate: Illegal-Americans, Other-Americans, and the Citizenship Regime.” Montoya has also been involved with NAU's First-generation Programs and Student Initiatives, NAU's New Student Orientation, the NAU Commission for Ethnic Diversity, the Northern Arizona Dream Fund, and the Board of Directors of the Association for Borderlands Studies. In addition, he is the faculty advisor to two student organizations (MEChA de NAU and Omega Delta Phi) and is the co-organizer of NAU’s Hip-Hop Week, which is moving toward its 6th year. Montoya was named the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 Academic Year, and he serves with NAU’s Teaching Academy.