_MG_2110Benjamin C. Montoya studies U.S.-Mexican relations and immigration. His first book, Risking Immeasurable Harm: Immigration Restriction and U.S.-Mexican Diplomatic Relations, 1924 to 1932, (University of Nebraska Press, 2020), explains how the prospect of immigration restriction affects diplomatic relations. Dr. Montoya’s next book project, An International History of US Immigration Policy, Identity and Building a Nation (Bloomsbury Academic), will offer a series of case studies on different immigrant groups, in order to demonstrate how U.S. immigration restriction effected U.S. foreign relations from the early twentieth century to the early twenty-first century. He has written several articles, book reviews, and was a co-editor of and contributor to Beyond 1917: American Legacies of the Great War, (Oxford University Press, 2017). Dr. Montoya is an Associate Professor of History at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas, where he lives with his wife and two children.