Born: July 22, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Biography: Mark Overmyer-Velazquez is an associate professor of history and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Connectitcut. He has also been a contributor to many scholarly journals and was the editor of ''Latino America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia''.
- Best Book Prize, New England council on Latin American Studies in 2007 for ''Visions of the Emerald City''
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|Latino America :
ISBN: 0313341168 OCLC: 428815591 Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 2008. Contains alphabetically arranged articles that explore the role of Latinos in the U.S., featuring a chronology, historical overview, brief profiles of notable Latinos, and notes on cultural contributions for each state.
|Visions of the Emerald City :
ISBN: 0822337770 OCLC: 61821699 Duke University Press, Durham [N.C.] : 2006. This is an absorbing historical analysis of how Mexicans living in Oaxaca City experienced 'modernity' during the lengthy 'order and progress' dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz (1876-1911).