María Cristina García

Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Department of History and Latino Studies Program, Cornell University

María Cristina García writes and teaches about refugees, immigrants, and exiles. She is the author of Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida and Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada, both published by the University of California Press. Her new book, Refuge in Post-Cold War America, will be published by Oxford University Press later this year. She is currently completing a book on the environmental origins of refugee migrations.


  • –present
    Professor of American Studies, Cornell University


2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow