Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. J. Justin Castro

Assistant Professor of History

Director of Undergraduate Studies


  • PhD, University of Oklahoma
  • MA, University of Central Oklahoma
  • BA, Northeastern State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Latin American History
  • Mexican History
  • Technology and Culture
  • World History
  • Globalization
  • Latinos in the United States

Research Interests

  • Wireless Technologies, Engineering, Music, Revolution, Globalization, Nationalism, Popular Culture
  • Current Projects:
    • Revolutionary Radio: Wireless Communications and State Power in Mexico, 1897-1940
    • Engineering Revolution: Modesto C. Rolland and the Construction of Modern Mexico
    • Braceros, the Arkansas Delta, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964


  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies
  • American Historical Association
  • The Society for the History of Technology
  • Arkansas Association of College History Teachers


Dr. Justin Castro joined the Arkansas State history department in August 2013. He has published peer-reviewed articles and book reviews in the Latin American Research Review, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, The Latin Americanist, and the Chronicles of Oklahoma. His first book, Radio and Revolution: Wireless Technology and State Power in Mexico, 1897-1938 is currently under contract with the University of Nebraska Press. 

J. Justin Castro

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2696


Building: HSS
Room: 4036