Prior to joining Arkansas State University—CQ, Cristina Urias thought history classes at the University of Arizona and architectural history at Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo. Her historical research focuses on the U.S. Colonies established in Northwestern Mexico during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her study interests are the historic urban environments, the U.S.-Mexico relations in the border region, public history, historical sites, and public art.


  • Ph.D. Candidate, History/ University of Arizona 

  • M.A., Historic Preservation/ UMSNH, Mexico 

  • B.A., Architecture/ ITLM, Mexico

Teaching specialties

U.S.-Mexico Border Region History 

U.S. History Since 1876 

Latin American History

Research interests


SAH, Society of Architectural Historians 

WHA, Western History Association 

RMCLAS, Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies 

LASA, Latin American Studies Association 

CHSTM, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Latin America

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