Justin Salgado

Justin Salgado

Justin Salgado

PhD Candidate


322 Dulles Hall
230 Annie and John Glenn Ave
Columbus, OH. 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Modern American History
  • U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History
  • History of (Im)migration


  • MA, History, Texas Tech University (2020)
  • BA, History, Texas Tech University (2018)

Justin Salgado is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at The Ohio State University. He specializes in the history of public health along the U.S.-Mexico border, focusing on the border cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. He is especially interested in bidirectional border mobility, (im)migration, and the social consequences of global health crises among people living on the border of Mexico and the United States. Salgado’s dissertation investigates how people transcended the limitations of the border to provide mutual aid during epidemics. His research explores the significance of solidarity and collaborative efforts in addressing public health emergencies, emphasizing the need to think beyond national barriers. 

For the 2023-2024 academic year, Justin is a Fulbright-García Robles Researcher affiliated with the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia (ENAH) in Mexico City. Before his time at Ohio State, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. 

Advisor: Professor Clay Howard


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