Graduate Student Directory

Aaron Anthony Aruck
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Phone
    (831) 459-3701
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Building, 150
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg, rm 150 (Grad Lab)
  • Office Hours Email Please
  • Mail Stop History Department

Research Interests

Latin America, Mexico and the Porfiriato, borderlands, transnationalism, histories of migration and displacement, asylum and refugee law, LGBTQ history, public health, sexual policing, institutional regulation of sexuality, legal history

Biography, Education and Training


BA in History with Distinction, Amherst College (2011)

MA in History, UC Santa Cruz (2017)

Designated Emphasis (DE) in Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)

Teaching Assistantships

HIS 10A - U.S. History to 1877 (Fall 2016)

HIS 128 - Chicano History (Winter 2017)

HIS 12 - Introduction to Latino American History (Spring 2017)

Honors, Awards and Grants

Cota-Robles Fellowship (2015-16, 2017-18)

Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship (2018-19)

UCSC Humanities Institute Public Fellow, Badge List (Summer 2018)

Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program Fellow (Summer 2017)

Humanties Without Walls (HWW) Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Summer 2017)

Lionel Cantú Memorial Award (2016, granted by UCSC Chicano Latino Research Center)

UCSC History Department grant for research in Mexico City (Summer 2016)

Forris Jewett Moore Fellowship for graduate study in history, Amherst College Board of Trustees (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)

Graduate student representative to UC-wide Academic Planning Committee (APC) 

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Scholar, New York City (Summer 2010)

Amherst College Dean of the Faculty grant for summer thesis research (Summer 2010)

Folger Fellowship, Amherst College (2010)