Assistant Professor and Director of Social Science Education
Office: McKee 203A
Office Phone: 828-227-3866
Benjamin Francis-Fallon is a historian and teacher whose interests center on the politics of immigration and ethnicity in the United States of America. He received his Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University and is currently preparing his first book manuscript for publication. In this project he explores the emergence of the "Hispanic Vote" and argues that political organizing was central in defining and institutionalizing Latino identity in the United States. Prior to joining the faculty at Western, Dr. Francis-Fallon was the Bill and Rita Clements Research Fellow at Southern Methodist University's Clements Center for Southwest Studies. He has taught at Cornell University, Georgetown University, and at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, New York.