Sandra Enriquez

Assistant Professor of History & Director of Public History Emphasis

Office: 222A Cockefair Hall
Ph: 816-235-6118 x3


Professor Sandra Enríquez is a social historian of modern United States history with particular research and teaching interests in Chicanx and Latinx history, urban history, borderlands, social movements, and public history. She is currently working on a manuscript project tentatively titled ¡El Barrio No Se Vende!: Urban Redevelopment and Community-Controlled Preservation in El Paso, Texas, which examines grassroots preservation efforts to keep Mexican American neighborhoods from the bulldozer. Dr. Enríquez is the Director of the Public History Emphasis and supervises the Public History internship program. She is also an affiliated faculty member in the Latinx and Latin American Studies Program.

Dr. Enríquez is a native of Ciudad Juárez, México, and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 2016. She has served in a number of Public History initiatives both in and out of UMKC. Dr. Enríquez is the director of the Latinx KC Oral History Project and the co-editor of a forthcoming digital project on Kansas City activism. She was a co-curator for El Paso: The Other Side of the Mexican Revolution, a multi-venue exhibition, and for Museo Urbano, a grassroots community-based museum that celebrates the history and heritage of ethnic Mexicans in El Paso. She also served as an oral historian for the Gulf Coast Food Project, and the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, a public history and digital humanities initiative that collects, interprets, and disseminates interviews to the wider public.


ANCH 220, HIST 301WI, 343 (also offered for graduate credit), 356 (also offered for graduate credit), 379, 5579, 5585GR, 5587R

Academic Credentials

B.A., History, University of Texas at El Paso, UTEP (2009)
M.A., U.S.-México Border History, UTEP (2011)
Ph.D., History, University of Houston (2016)