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Bryan Winston

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital and Visual Storytelling


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Bryan Winston

Bryan Winston is a digital humanist and immigration historian who specializes in the study of Latinx history, race and ethnicity, oral history, and transnationalism. Winston's current book project, Mexican Corridors: Migration and Placemaking in the Lower Midwest, is a transnational account and analysis of ethnic Mexican life in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Mexican Corridors, uses Spanish- and English-language sources to argue that Mexican migrants created a regional community that connected urban and rural space through mobility, cultural adaptation, and transnational organizing. What results is a dynamic history of Mexican neighborhoods, organizations, and consulates that offers a counternarrative to a United States transformed by the westward movement of Anglo-Americans and the assimilation of European immigrants.

Winston recently launched "Mapping the Mexican Midwest," a digital history project that visualizes early-twentieth century Midwestern Mexican institutions and regional networks. "Mapping the Mexican Midwest" stresses the importance of mobility to community formation, while emphasizing to the public that dynamic Latinx communities have long viewed the Midwest as their home.

Prior to his arrival at Wesleyan, Winston was the postdoctoral fellow and project manager for the Dartmouth Digital History Initiative, a digital humanities project that creates open-source tools that make oral histories more searchable and accessible. He was also Associate Director for two oral history projects: Dartmouth Vietnam Project and Dartmouth Black Lives.

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Spring 2023
HIST 289 - 01
Visualizing the Past

Fall 2023
HIST 299 - 01
Mapping the Borderlands