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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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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
  • 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: Wilson Hall
Room: 112