Benny Andres

Assistant Professor of History at UNC-Charlotte

About Benny Andres

Benny Andres is an assistant professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a position he has held since 2007. In addition to teaching, Benny Andres conducts research for his book in progress, “La Compañia de Terrenos y Aguas de la Baja California: An Environmental Entity on the Mexico-U.S. Border, 1910-1962.”

Andres earned his doctorate in 2003 from the University of New Mexico. His studies focused on the American West and the U.S. after 1877. His dissertation, “Power and Control in Imperial Valley, California: Nature, Agribusiness, Labor and Race Relations, 1900-1940,” earned him graduation with distinction.

Andres’s research and teaching interests focus on the history of the American West and Latino history. One course he frequently teaches is the capstone for the Latin American Studies Program and the History department, which focuses on migration and settlement across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands since 1900.

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