Joaquin Rivaya-Martinez


Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez is an associate professor of History at Texas State University. He holds a B.A. in History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology from UCLA. A fellow of SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies, he is the author of numerous scholarly presentations and essays on the indigenous peoples of the US-Mexico Borderlands and the southern Great Plains. Several institutions have funded his research, including the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the Newberry Library, the Philips Fund for Native American Research, UC MEXUS, UCLA’s Institute of American Cultures, and Mexico’s CONACyT.
His multidisciplinary, ethnohistorical research incorporates indigenous voices and perspectives. He is the editor of the forthcoming volume The Indigenous Borderlands of the Americas and is currently working on a book manuscript provisionally titled Comanche Captivity. Dr. Rivaya-Martínez’s other research interests include Spanish-indigenous relations and the presence of US-based independent Indians in nineteenth-century Mexico.

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