Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Assistant Professor of History


  • 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
  • US-Mexican Borderlands
  • American West

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


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


Dr. Justin Castro joined the Arkansas State history department in August 2013. His recent publications include “Radiotelegraphy to Broadcasting: Wireless Communications in Porfirian and Revolutionary Mexico, 1899-1924,” in the summer 2013 edition of Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos; eight entries for the Encyclopedia of U.S. Military Intervention in Latin America, edited by Alan McPherson (ABC-CLIO, 2013); "On the Illinois: The Making of Modern Music and Culture in the Oklahoma Ozark Foothills," in Main Street Oklahoma: Stories of Twentieth Century America, edited by Linda Reese and Patricia Loughlin (University of Oklahoma Press, 2013), and book reviews in The Latin Americanist and the Chronicles of Oklahoma.

J. Justin Castro

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2696


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 112