Miguel studies the history of the San Diego-Tijuana borderlands with an emphasis on the urban history of race, labor, and the carceral state in the twentieth century. He investigates how the San Diego-Tijuana borderlands has shaped our understating of space and race while enabling the free flow of goods and capital. By putting these topics in conversation with the proliferation of neoliberalism and circulation of capital between the U.S. and Mexico, Miguel sees the borderlands as a central component to our understanding of racialized labor and the carceral state in urban America. Originally from the San Diego-Tijuana borderlands, Miguel holds a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 2017 and a M.A. in Borderlands History from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2020.