Monique Flores Ulysses is a third year doctoral student in the Department of History. 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 in which these groups utilize music, fashion, and physical culture to understand and negotiate their relationship to U.S. empire, questions of citizenship and un/belonging, and migration. Her dissertation project is a twentieth century cultural history of citizenship and sociopolitical belonging as told through the sartorial choices of Mexican migrants to the U.S. and the ways in which both the U.S. and Mexican states have understood the importance of sartorial choice as related to citizenship and migratory racialized labour regimes.
Before beginning 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 Department of History’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship. Please feel free to contact her with any questions about the History Ph.D. program at Yale.