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Associate Professor of History

Department Chair


Justin Castro (PhD, University of Oklahoma) is a scholar of modern Latin America whose research focuses on technology, engineering, and politics in Mexico. He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and two books--Radio in Revolution: Wireless Technology and State Power in Mexico, 1897-1938 (2016) and Apostle of Progress: Modesto C. Rolland, Global Progressivism, and the Engineering of Revolutionary Mexico (2019). He is currently working on a book titled History of Technology in Latin America (Johns Hopkins University, under contract) and an edited volume tentatively titled Technocratic Visions: Engineers, Technology, and Society in Mexico, 1876-1946 (University of Pittsburgh, under contract). He joined the Department of History at Arkansas State University in 2013 and has served as department chair since 2019.  

Justin Castro

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2696


Building: HSS
Room: 4007C

Office Hours

MWF 9-10 am; T,R 10-11 am; And by appointment. Please email.