Irving   Levinson

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 344B
Phone: (956) 665-3574
Email: irving.levinson@utrgv.edu

Dr. Irving Levinson

At the tender young age of forty-five, I decided to become a history professor. One Fulbright scholarship, two books, four articles, a few published essays, and many years later; I am an Associate Professor of Latin American History





Selected Publications


  • Irving Levinson. Mexico's 2018 Elections. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: my faculty web page, March 2018: Six single-spaced pages (2,273 words).

  • Irving Levinson. Civil War in the Southwest Borderland< 1861-1867. Lexington, Virginia: Journal of Military History, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018.

  • Irving Levinson. Soldiers in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861-1867. Lexington, Virginia: Journal of Military History, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018.

  • Irving Levinson. "Mexico's Role in the U.S. Civil War," Peace and War in the Rio Grande Valley. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2017.

  • Irving Levinson. The U.S.-Mexican War: A Bi-National Reader. The New Mexico Historical Review, 2017.

  • Irving Levinson. We Never Retreat: Filibutering Expeditions into Spanish Texas. Lexington, Virginia: The Journal of Military History, 81.1, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016.

  • Irving Levinson. Irving W. Levinson Web Site. 2013.

  • Irving Levinson ed. Latin American Positivism. Latin American Positivism: Theory and Practice. 2013.

  • Irving Levinson. Myths of Demilitarization in Post-Revolutionary Mexico. East Landsing, Michigan: H-Net Online Reviews, Not applicable, 2013.

  • Irving Levinson. "Positively Disasterous: The Comtian Legacy in Mexico," Latin American Positivism: Theory and Practice. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2013.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Irving Levinson. Faculty Research Council - Office of Global Engagement, The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, (May 9, 2017 - May 12, 2017)

  • Irving Levinson. Departmental Research Grant, The University of Texas–Pan American, ( 2009)

  • Irving Levinson. Faculty Research Council Grant, The University of Texas-Pan American, ( 2008)

  • Irving Levinson. New Course Development Stipend, University of Texas - Pan American, $2,000.00 (2008 - 2008)

  • Irving Levinson. Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, (2000 - 2001)

  • Irving Levinson. Murray Miller Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Houston - History Department, (August 2000 - August 2001)

  • Irving Levinson. International Education Scholarship, University of Houston, (August 1999 - August 2000)

  • Irving Levinson. Murray Miller Dissertation Research Fellowship, The University of Houston - History Department, (August 1999 - August 2000)

  • Irving Levinson. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow at the Oaxaca Graduate Field School of Mexican History, University of Houston, (June 1999 - July 1999)

  • Irving Levinson. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellowship at the Oaxaca Graduate Field School of History, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, (June 1998 - July 1998)



Selected Presentations


  • Irving Levinson. "Mexico's 2018 Elections and Recent Political History," None, UTRGV, My University Web Site (May 2018)

  • Irving Levinson. "Norteno Delegates at the Mexican Constitutional Congress of 1916-1917," 52nd Southwest Conference of Latin American Studies, Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, San Antonio, Texas (March 2018)

  • Irving Levinson. "Lazaro Cardenas' Other Nationalization: Mexican Railroads and the Consequences of Change," 51st SCOLAS Conference, Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Campeche, Campeche state, Mexico (March 2017)

  • Irving Levinson. "Mexico's Role in the United States' Civil War 1861-1867," The El Ranchero Community, El Ranchero Community Center, Weslaco, Texas (January 2017)

  • Irving Levinson. "Mexico's Role in the United States' Civil War 1861-1867," Public Lecture Seriers, The Weslaco Museum, Weslaco, Texas (November 2016)

  • Irving Levinson. "Major Native Peoples of Mexico," Valley Roots Series, McAllen Public Library, McAllen, Texas (November 2016)

  • Irving Levinson. "Trans Border Conflict During a Critical Decade 1867 - 1877," Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association, Texas State Historical Association, Corpus Christi, Texas (January 2016)

  • Irving Levinson. "The Rio Grande Valley During the Civil War and Reconstruction," CHAPS McAllen Teaching Center Conference, Community History and Archeology Project in Schools, McAllen, Texas (January 2016)

  • Irving Levinson. "Transnational Convergences on a Frontier," 2014 Rocky Mountain Conference of Latin American Studies, Durango, Colorado (April 2014)

  • Irving Levinson. "Contested Sovereignties on a Transnational Frontier: A Historiographic Consideration," 2013 Rocky Mountain Conference of Latin American Studies, Rocky Mountain Conference of Latin American Studies, Durango, Colorado (April 2013)

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HIST 4399 01 - Senior Research Seminar:
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HIST 1301 34 - U.S. History I:
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HIST 1301 01 - U.S. History I:
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HIST 5340 02I - Readings Latin Am Hist:
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HIST 5340 01I - Readings Latin Am Hist:
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