Monique Flores Ulysses is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History working under the co-supervision of Professors Stephen J. Pitti and Alicia Schmidt Camacho. Her research interests are broadly concerned with the intertwined cultural histories of twentieth century Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Indigenous peoples in the U.S. West and México. She is especially interested in the ways that music, visual culture, and material culture are utilized by these groups to understand and negotiate their relationships to U.S. empire, questions of citizenship and political un/belonging, and migration. Her dissertation project is an exploration of how U.S. and Mexican academics, state actors, photographers, and bureaucratic officials understood the significance of the sartorial choices of Mexican migrants to the U.S. from 1910-1940 as related to questions of citizenship, racial categories, and migratory racialized labour regimes.
Before moving to the U.S. to begin her studies at Yale University, she received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria in 2014, and her Master of Arts from the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University in 2015.
Monique’s doctoral work is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) as a Doctoral Fellow alongside support from the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) and the John Morton Blum Fellowship for Graduate Research in American History and Culture, among other sources.
She has served as a graduate affiliate at Ezra Stiles College since 2016, Andrews Society Co-President during academic year 2017-2018, and on the Department of History Diversity Committee since 2017. For more information, please visit her website (https://mfulysses.weebly.com/). She is happy to answer any questions about the History Ph.D. program at Yale.