Graduate Assistant

Joseph Ukockis

Joseph Ukockis is a Doctoral student in History at the University of New Mexico. He began his studies in fall 2018 and started working as a graduate assistant in the Center for the Southwest in fall 2019.  He received his B.A. in History from the University of Arizona and his M.A. in History from Northern Arizona University. Between his M.A. and starting his Ph.D., Joseph worked as an academic advisor.

Having spent most of his life in southern Arizona, Joseph is naturally drawn to the American Southwest and the U.S.-Mexico border. His research to this point has centered questions about land, labor, and protest in the late nineteenth century. His work in Spanish and Mexican land grants has taken him into unexpected thematic territory, such as American radicalism and utopianism.

Office: Mesa Vista Hall 2061