History Professor Fredy González has been awarded the 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Taiwan. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 310,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.
Professor González specializes in the history of modern Latin America. His research focuses on the Chinese community in Mexico during the twentieth century. His dissertation, “We Won’t Be Bullied Anymore: Chinese-Mexican Relations and the Chinese Community in Mexico, 1931-1971,” won the Arthur and Mary Wright Prize for outstanding dissertation. He has published an article, “Chinese Dragon and Eagle of Anáhuac: The Local, National, and International Implications of the Ensenada Anti-Chinese Campaign of 1934” (The Western Historical Quarterly 44:1 (Spring 2013), pp. 48-68), which won the Bert M. Fireman Award from the Western History Association.