Ev Meade joined the History Department at UCSD in 2004. He spent the last ten years in Chicago, where he taught courses in U.S. and Latin American History, Human Rights, and the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, DePaul University, and Richard J. Daley College. He also served on the advisory board of the University of Chicago Human Rights Program, and worked in a variety of capacities for the Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center. Professor Meade is currently revising his manuscript, “Anatomies of Justice and Chaos: Capital Punishment and the Public in Mexico, 1900-1975,” for publication. In a new, but related project, he is compiling a database of Mexican nationals on death row in the United States and tracking the efforts of the Mexican government to prevent their executions over the last century. To date, he has provided expert testimony for several such cases, published editorials explaining his findings, and prepared a working paper for presentation this summer. Building on his work on behalf of detained immigrants and refugees in the Midwest, Meade has embarked upon another major research project to explore the historical, legal, and political origins of immigration detention in the contemporary United States. He has published editorials, presented papers, and participated in a wide variety of forums addressing this issue, and he hopes to turn his findings into a book.
Twentieth-century Mexico, capital punishment, migration, human rights, and the relationship between the U.S., Mexico, and Central America
B.A., The University of Chicago, 1998; M.A., the University of Chicago, 1998, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2005.