Eladio Bobadilla

Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Bobadilla is an Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History. He was an assistant professor of history and Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the University of Kentucky. He was born into a working-class family in rural Zacatecas, Mexico. Dr. Bobadilla served in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in November of 2009 with high evaluations and a number of military distinctions. Following his military service, Dr. Bobadilla attended Weber State University in Ogden, UT and graduated with a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree in History, English, and International Politics. He then earned a Ph.D. in history from Duke University, where he was awarded the Dean’s Graduate Fellowship as well as several other prestigious fellowships and grants. In May of 2019, he completed his dissertation, titled “‘One People without Borders’: The Lost Roots of the Immigrants’ Rights Movement, 1954-2006.” In 2020, the dissertation was awarded the Herbert G. Gutman Prize from the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA).