Darius V. Echeverría
Darius was born and raised in the neighboring Garden State (New Jersey). He received his B.A. magna cum laude in history from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in American history from Temple University. He has been a college professor for 15 years, teaching both introductory and specialized upper-level courses in American and world history. His newest class in Columbia's Department of History explores the culture, history and life of Latinos/as. As an active historian, he produces scholarship exploring inequality and social policy, cycles of agency related to constitutional rights, the American Presidency in historical perspective and representations in popular culture from a comparative class perspective and sport history. He is the author of Aztlán Arizona (University of Arizona Press, 2014), while continuing to work on a new manuscript. Darius also served as a political aide to New Jersey and federal government-appointed and elected officials, including the New Jersey Governor's Office and presidential and senatorial administrations. He is a fan of several New York sports teams, enjoys swimming and volunteering, and is involved in statewide and regional organizations and boards.