• CSUN History Department

John Paul Nuño

John Paul Nuno
Full-Time Faculty
(818) 677-2404
Office location:
Sierra Tower 606



BA, California State University, Fresno, 2002
PhD, University of Texas, El Paso, 2010


HIST 270 U.S. History Survey to 1865
HIST 369 Survey of American Indian History
HIST 469W Atlantic World  
HIST 480 North American Borderlands to 1848
HIST 497W Race in the Southwest (Proseminar)
HIST 596AN Colloquium in Spanish North American Borderlands
History 671 Borderlands to Borders: Research Seminar in the U.S. Southwest 

Selected Publications and Presentations

“Making Africans and Indians: Colonialism, Identity, Racialization, and the Rise of the Nation-State in the Florida Borderlands, 1765-1837” (manuscript in progress)

Research and Interests

John Paul Nuño was born and raised in the Central Valley of California and completed his BA in 2002 from California State University, Fresno. As a second generation Mexican American, he developed an interest in border issues. In 2010, he received his Ph.D. from the Borderlands History Program at the University of Texas, El Paso.  His primary research focus is on the development of race and identity in the Florida Borderlands around the turn of the nineteenth century. He is currently working on several projects that focus on the interaction between the region’s native peoples, Africans, and Euro-Americans. Dr. Nuño has presented his work at a number of academic conferences for organizations such as the American Studies Association and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.  At CSUN, he has participated in the General Education Social Justice Path initiative and a Faculty Learning Community based on fostering student success in a Hispanic serving institution. His courses in U.S. History, American Indian History, the Atlantic World, and Borderlands stress diversity, negotiation, conflict, and complex narratives.