Micah Wright


Texas A&M University


Dr. James Bradford

Academic Interests:

Inter-American Relations;
20th Century American Imperialism and the Development of Cultural Nationalism in the Caribbean;
Colonial Military Service in the American Imperial Context, 1898-1940.


Puerto Rican Military Service and the Development of the Nation, 1899-1924

Bio Note:

Micah Wright received his B.A. in History and English from the University of Central Florida and his M.A. from Northeastern University. He is now a doctoral student at Texas A&M University with teaching and research interests in the twentieth-century militarization of the Caribbean and Latin America, particularly focused on the co-option of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Panamanians into the American imperial project. His current research centers on Puerto Rican military service on the island, in Panama during WWI, and in the 1916-1924 intervention in the Dominican Republic. His primary focus is on the social consequences of U.S. militarization and the ways in which military service was viewed by different groups on the island.

Added October 2011