Juan David Coronado is assistant professor of Public History and Latino History at Central Connecticut State University. He earned a Ph.D. in twentieth century U.S. history at Texas Tech University in 2013. A social historian, Dr. Coronado’s research interests include the Mexican American military experience, Chicana/o history, oral history, public history, sports history, and Latina/o history with an emphasis on class and gender. Dr. Coronado offers courses on Latina/o/x History, U.S. History, Public and Oral History. He also teaches courses in Latino Studies. His award-winning book, "I'm Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place”: Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoner of War (2018), lies at the intersection of Mexican American, military, oral and U.S. history while also furthering dialogue on gender.
Juan David, previously served as postdoctoral scholar at the Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI) at Michigan State University where he worked on the Oral History of Latinos in Michigan Project, coordinated Éxito Educativo (a pathway to college program), and served as a mentor to the Latin American Spanish Speaking Organization at the Cooper Street Correctional Facility in Jackson, Michigan. He is currently the Past Co-President of the Southwest Oral History Association. Juan David is a native of the Río Grande Valley of South Texas.