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Professor of History
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Mail Code: 4302

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Bio

 

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Research Interests and Selected Publications

Brian Gratton studies immigration and ethnicity in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Dr. Gratton received his Ph.D. in 1980 from Boston University and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Case Western Reserve University from 1981 to 1983. He began as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in 1983, became Associate Professor in 1987 and Full Professor in 1994. His initial research, summarized in Old Age and the Search for Security, focused on social security, retirement and the circumstances of the American elderly. Although he continues this interest, his principal emphasis is now in immigration and migration, particularly among Hispanics. He worked on these subjects while a Fulbright Fellow in Spain (1996) and in Ecuador (2002). In 2003 and 2004, as a Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York, he wrote on the issue of assimilation among immigrant-origin persons, tracing generational fortunes from 1850 to the present.

His publications on ethnicity and immigration in the United States, Ecuador and Europe include articles in the Population and Development Review, The History of the Family, Journal of American Ethnic History, Professional Geographer, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Historical Statistics of the United States and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History. During 1996–97, Dr. Gratton was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, developing a new series of representative samples of Hispanic and other immigrant-origin groups from the United States Censuses. This project led in 1999 to a two-year research grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study assimilation trajectories in Mexican-American families. With support from the National Institute on Aging in 2003-2007, he extended this research to historical analysis of elderly immigrants ( Funded Projects). He is now engaged in reexamining Mexican American demography and geography in the American Southwest and writing a sociopolitical account of 400 years of immigration to what is now the United States, a broad consideration of demography, popular reaction and public policy.

His teaching reflects these research interests, including undergraduate and graduate courses on US immigration history and ethnicity.  he has also been the Director or Co-Director of four Teaching American History  projects funded by the Department of Education, which have linked professors in the Department of History to public school teachers in various districts in Maricopa County.

Research Interests

Immigration, ethnicity and immigration policy in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Mexican Aemrican Geography and Settlement. Family and Demography

Courses

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 494 Special Topics

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 598 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 325 Immigration & Ethnicity in US
HST 498 Pro-Seminar

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 110 United States Since 1865

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 325 Immigration & Ethnicity in US

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 598 Special Topics

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 110 United States since 1865
HST 498 Pro-Seminar

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Book chapter: Brian Gratton. What is Race? Transhumanism and the Evolutionary Sciences. Building Better Humans?-Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism. Peter Lang GmbH (2912).

  2. Brian Gratton and Jon R. Moen. Child Workers. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History. Oxford University Press (2012).

  3. Emily Merchant, Brian Gratton, and Myron Gutmann. A Sudden Transition: Household Changes for Middle Aged U.S. Women in the Twentieth Century. Population Research and Policy Review (2012).

  4. Review of: Retiring Men: Manhood, Labor, and Growing Old in America, 1900–1960. Journal of American History (2012).

  5. Review of: Hispanics in the United States: A Demographic, Social, and Economic History, 1980-2005. Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2011).

  6. Book chapter: Brian Gratton. The Demography of Immigration Restriction in the United States. Political Demography: Identity, Institutions and Conflict. Paradigm (2011).

  7. Book chapter: Jaime R. Aguila and Brian Gratton. Mirando atrás: Mexican Immigration from 1876 to 2000. Migrants and Migration in Modern North America: Cross-Border Lives, Labor Markets, and Politics. Duke University Press (2011).

  8. Brian Gratton and Myron Gutmann. Emptying the Nest: Older Men in the United States, 1880 to 2000. Population and Development Review (2010).

  9. Lisa Dillon, Brian Gratton, and Jon R. MOen. Retirement at the Turn-of-the-Century: a Canadian Perspective. Canadian Historical Review (2010).

  10. Brian Gratton and Catherine O'Donnell. What should be the role of history departments in the preparation of future teachers?. National History Education Clearinghouse (2010).

  11. Scott Walker and Brian Gratton. Mexican American History Online. OAH Magazine of History (2009).

  12. Brian Gratton and Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan. The Unwelcoming Nation. Canada Watch (2008).

  13. Book chapter: Emily Skop, Brian Gratton, and Myron P. Gutmann. Latinos/as (in) on the border,". Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of América. Springer (2008).

  14. Sloan Work-Family Encyclopedia. Child Labor: A Historical Perspective (2007).

  15. Brian Gratton. Ecuadorians in the United States and Spain: History, Gender and Niche Formation. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2007).

  16. Brian Gratton, Myron Gutmann, Emily Skop. Immigrants, their Children, and Theories of Assimilation: Family Structure in the United States, 1880 to 1970. The History of the Family (2007).

  17. Brian Gratton. Envisioning a North American Identity: Assimilation and Multiculturalism in the United States. NACTS Quarterly Journal (2006).

  18. E Skop, Brian Gratton, M Gutmann. La Frontera and Beyond: Geography and Demography in Mexican-American History. Professional Geographer (2006).

  19. Book chapter: Gratton, Brian (Author) ,Gutmann, M (Author) ,Wildsmith, E (Author) . Hispanic Population. Historical Statistics of the United States. Cambridge University pres (2006).

  20. Gratton, Brian. Hari-Kari of the Anglo Elite. Journal of American Ethnic History (2006).

  21. Gratton, Brian. Stairway to Heaven: Italians Then, Mexicans Now. Journal of American Ethnic History (2006).

  22. W McArthur, R Barnes, Brian Gratton. Improving the Contribution of Historians to TAH Projects. OAH Newsletter (2005).

  23. Review of: Crossing the Border: Research from the Mexican Migration Project. Journal of American Ethnic History (2005).

  24. Book chapter: Gratton, Brian (Author) . Ecuador en la historia de la migración internacional: ¿Modelo o aberración?. La Migración Ecuatoriana: transnacionalismo, redes e identidades. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Sede Ecuador (2005).

  25. Brian Gratton, Jon Moen. Immigration, Culture, and Child Labor in the United States, 1880-1920. Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2004).

  26. E Wildsmith, M Gutmann, Brian Gratton. Assimilation and Intermarriage for U.S. Immigrant Groups, 1880-1990. The History of the Family (2003).

  27. Brian Gratton. Race, the Children of Immigrants, and Social Science Theory. Journal of American Ethnic History (2002).

  28. Book chapter: Situazioni D'Assedio (Cities Under Siege). Pagnini and Martinelli (2002).

  29. Brian Gratton. Forum: José C. Moya's Cousins and Strangers. Historical Methods (2001).

  30. Brian Gratton, J Moen. Tracking the Majority: Households, Older Workers, and Retirement during the Great Depression. Journal of Gerontology: Social Science (2000).

  31. Brian Gratton, M Gutmann. Hispanics in the United States, 1850-1990: Estimates of Population Size and National Origin. Historical Methods (2000).

  32. Brian Gratton, M Gutmann, R McCaa, R Gutiérrez-Montes. Los efectos demográficos de la revolución mexicana en Estados Unidos. Historia Mexicana (2000).

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Presentations

  1. Brian Gratton Paper. Future of Conservatism Conference. (Apr 2012).
  2. Brian Gratton Comment: Social/Cultural Identities and Diversities: Canada enters the Twentieth Century.. Social Science History Association. (Nov 2011).
  3. Brian Gratton Teaching Quantitative History: Perspectives from the ICPSR Summer Program. Social Science History Association. (Nov 2011).
  4. Emily Merchant, Brian Gratton, and Myron Gutmann "Living with Her Children: The Changing Co-residence Experience of Older Mothers, 1880-2000",. Social Science History Association Meetings. (Nov 2010).
  5. Jon Moen and Brian Gratton Re-estimating the Labor Force Participation Rate of Older Men in the United States, 1870-1930,". Social Science History Association Meetings. (Nov 2010).
  6. Brian Gratton Race and Ethnicity in the new Evolutionary Sciences. Social Science History Association Meetings. (Nov 2010).
  7. Emily Merchant, Brian Gratton and Myron Gutmann A Sudden Transition: The Rise of the Empty Nest for Older Women. Population Association of America. (Apr 2010).
  8. Brian Gratton Household Structure and Intergenerational Relationships in Historical and Comparative Perspective. Population Association of America. (Apr 2010).
  9. Brian Gratton What is Race? Evolutionary Psychology, Evolutionary Biology, and Transhumanism. Transhumanism Seminar, Templeton Research Lectures. (Jan 2010).
  10. Brian Gratton A Pilot Attitudinal Survey Documenting Religious Tolerance and Intolerance among Bosnian Muslims, Orthodox, and Catholics. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Meeting. (Nov 2009).
  11. Brian Gratton Creating the Mexican Southwest. Symposium: Old Valley/New Valley: Analyzing the Past, Present, and Future. (Nov 2009).
  12. Brian Gratton Don’t Send These to Me: The Nativist Tradition in American History.". The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Speakers Series. (Mar 2009).
  13. Brian Gratton Don’t Send These to Me: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in the United States. Immigration and Ethnic History Society Meetings. (Jan 2009).
  14. Emily Merchant, Brian Gratton, and Myron P. Gutmann Race and Deportation: Mexicans in the 1930 and 1940 Censuses. Social Science History Association. (Oct 2008).
  15. Catherine O'Donnell and Brian Gratton Slaves and Irishmen: The Politics of Immigration before the Civil War. Social Science History Association. (Oct 2008).
  16. Brian Gratton Extramural Funding in Departments of History. Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. (Aug 2008).
  17. Brian Gratton The Creation of the Mexican Southwest: The Geography of Immigration, 1850 to 1950. Migrants and Labor Markets, International Workshop. (Apr 2008).
  18. Kaplan, Catherine, Gratton, Brian 400 Years of Animosity: Restrictionist Sentiment in the United States. European Social Science History Association Conference. (Feb 2008).
  19. Gratton, Brian Emptying the Nest: The United States, 1880 to 2000,". Population Association of America. (Mar 2007).
  20. Gratton, Brian 400 Years of Immigration to America: New Ethnic Groups, Popular Reaction, and Official Policy. (Nov 2006).
  21. Gratton, Brian, Kaplan, Catherine Mass Immigration and Founding Principles: Multiculturalism vs. Assimilation in the United State. Conference on Independence and Autonomy. (Jun 2006).
  22. Gratton, Brian Children and migration: Imperial, National and Multicultural Contexts. European Social Science History Association. (Mar 2006).
  23. Gratton, Brian Voices and narrators. European Social Science History Association. (Mar 2006).
  24. Gratton, Brian, Gutmann, Myron The Perils of Family Support: Aging Immigrants. European Social Science History Association. (Mar 2006).
  25. Gratton, Brian Before and After: Ecuadorian Immigration to the United States and Spain. Conference on Niches, ethnicity and gender. (Jun 2004).
  26. Gratton, Brian, Moen, Jon Making Children Out of Workers: Child Labor and Child Labor Reform in Diverse Societies. European Social Science History Association Meetings. (Apr 2004).
  27. Gratton, Brian Ecuador en la historia de la migración internacional ¿Modelo o aberración?. Conference on Migración, Transnacionalismo e Identidades: la experiencia ecuatoriana.
  28. Gratton, Brian A 'Startling Change': The Rise of Female Emigration in Ecuador. European Social Science History Association.
  29. Gratton, Brian Migration, Settlement, Having Children: Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the United States, 1850 to 1950. Social Science History Association.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Melnick,Rob * , Batalden,Stephen K , Gratton,Brian , . Peer Review Evaluation and Standards for Georgian Think Tanks. EWMI (1/9/2014 - 6/30/2014).
  2. Wood,Linda Alice Sargent * Gratton,Brian . East Meets Southwest: Traditional American History for Mesa Public School Teachers. MESA PUBLIC SCH (7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011).
  3. Gratton,Brian * . Place of Refuge: Humanities Perspectives on the Refugee Experience in Arizona. AZ HUMANITIES COUNCIL (10/14/2006 - 5/31/2007).
  4. Wood,Linda Alice Sargent * Gratton,Brian . Learning History by Doing History. DEER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT (7/1/2006 - 6/30/2010).
  5. Gratton,Brian * Stowe,Noel James . REED: Rural Education Encounters Democracy. CNTY OF MARICOPA-SUPT OF SCHL (10/1/2004 - 9/30/2007).
  6. Gratton,Brian * . IMMIGRANT ELDERS: LIVING ARRANGEMENTS, 1850-2000. HHS-NIH-NIA (6/1/2004 - 8/14/2007).
  7. Gratton,Brian * . Project Independence: Teaching American History. CREIGHTON SCHOOL DISTRICT (5/15/2004 - 9/30/2006).
  8. Gratton,Brian * . Russell Sage Visiting Scholar. SAGE (RUSSELL) FDN (9/1/2003 - 6/30/2004).
  9. Gratton,Brian * Stowe,Noel James . AMERICAN HISTORY: CAPTURE THE EXCITEMENT. PHOENIX UNION HS DISTRICT (10/1/2001 - 9/30/2004).
  10. Gratton,Brian * . ASSIMILATION TRAJECTORIES IN MEXICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES. HHS-NIH-NICHD (9/1/1999 - 8/31/2003).

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Service

  1. Phi Beta Kappa, President of Beta Chapter (2012 - 2013)
  2. Search Committee American Political History, Member (2012 - 2013)
  3. Massachusetts Historical Society, Reviewer of applications for NEH grants (2012 - 2013)
  4. Continuity and Change, Manuscript Reviewer (2012)
  5. Journal of American History, Manuscript Reviewer (2012)
  6. Personnel Advisory Committee (PAC), Member (2011 - 2012)
  7. Graduate Faculty, Spanish, Sociology, Family and Human Development, Member (2009 - 2012)
  8. The Melikian Center (formerly Russian and Eastern European Studies), Affiliate Research Faculty (2006 - 2012)
  9. Center for Population Dynamics, Affiliate Research Faculty (2006 - 2012)
  10. Bedford/St. Martin's, Reviewer for History/Class on line supplement to text (2012)
  11. Journal of Latin American Studies, Manuscript Reviewer (2012)
  12. Phi Beta Kappa, Selection Committee Member (2012)
  13. Research Foundation Flanders (Belgium) (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, FWO, Grant Reviewer (2012)
  14. Massachusetts Historical Review, Manuscript Reviewer (2012)
  15. Phoenix New Times, comment (2012)
  16. Yale Reunion, Presenter (2012)
  17. Reviewer for a book manuscript for publisher Routledge, in Taylor and Francis., Reviewer (2012)
  18. McGill-Quuen's University Press, Book Proposal Reviewer (2011)
  19. Russell Sage Foundation, Reviewed applicants for Visiting Fellow Program (2011)
  20. Personnel Advisory Committee (PAC), Member (2011)
  21. Various, Public Presentations (2011)
  22. Graduate Faculty, Spanish, Sociology, Family and Human Development, Member (2009 - 2011)
  23. The Melikian Center (formerly Russian and Eastern European Studies), Affiliate Research Faculty (2006 - 2011)
  24. Center for Population Dynamics, Affiliate Research Faculty (2006 - 2011)
  25. Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2001 - 2011)
  26. Journal of American History, Reviewer of submitted manuscript (2011)
  27. Various, Public Presentations (2010)
  28. Graduate Faculty, Spanish, Sociology, Family and Human Development, Member (2009 - 2010)
  29. Center for Population Dynamics, Affiliate Research Faculty (2006 - 2010)
  30. North American Center for Transborder Studies, Affiliate Research Faculty (2006 - 2010)
  31. Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2001 - 2010)
  32. By Laws Ad Hoc Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  33. Obama Scholars Mentors Program, Mentor (2009 - 2010)
  34. Russell Sage Foundation, Reviewed applicants for Visiting Fellow Program (2009)
  35. Comprehensive Examination Committee, History, Web Master (2009)
  36. Academic Senate Grievance-Ombudsperson Task Force, Member (2009)
  37. Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2009)
  38. Arizona Republic and other media, Commentator (2009)
  39. Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2008 - 2009)
  40. Center for Population Dynamics, Affiliate Research Faculty (2006 - 2009)

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