LAND GRANTS AND NUEVOMEXICANO IDENTITY

David Correia – LAND GRANTS AND NUEVOMEXICANO IDENTITY

Land grants are a deep, contested, and undying issue in northern New Mexico. David Correia (UNM), author of a recent book on the Tierra Amarilla land grant, discusses his innovative approach to property as a form of violence. David Correia is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico where he teaches and writes about law, violence and environmental politics. He is the author of the 2013 book “Properties of Violence: Law and Land Grant Struggle in Northern New Mexico.” The book traces Spanish colonial histories and contemporary struggles over property in what is today northern New Mexico. In addition, Correia’s work appears frequently in scholarly journals such as Antipode, Geoforum, The Journal of Historical Geography, Radical History Review and many others.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.