Personal Statement:

I study transnational migration to Mexico and Mexican migration to the United States. My forthcoming book, “The Other California,” examines family labor, and Mexican American, Chinese, Japanese, Anglo-American, and European migration to Baja California (1850-1954). I am particularly interested in analyzing the intersections of race, gender, regional, and transnational migration in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands.

Current Graduate Students:

Current Projects:

Books

The Other California, (UC Press, 2016)

Indigenous Migrations, (book in progress)

Power and Revolution: American Investors and Mexican Caudillos in Revolutionary Mexico, (book project)

Articles

“Historical Roots of Rural Migration: Agrarian Reform and the Displacements of Rural Farmers in Nayarit, Mexico, 1900-1952.” The Journal of Mexican Studies/ Estudios Mexicanos (University of California Press), 2013.

“Beyond Red-Light Districts” Agrarian Struggles and Transnational Labor in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands.” European and American Borderlands: A New Comparative Approach (Nebraska Press, 2016)

“Intermarriage and the Making of a Multi Cultural Society in Baja California,” (article under review)

“The Long History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” (Article under review)

 

 

 

 

Courses Taught:

History 168 CR
Studies in selected aspects of the United States-Mexico borderlands with an emphasis on social and economic history.

History 168 A
History of the Chicanos (cross listed). The history of the Chicanos, 1821 to the present; traces the social-cultural lifeline of the Mexicans who have lived north of Mexico.

History 168 B
The history of the Chicanos, 1821 to the present; traces the social-cultural lifeline of the Mexicans who have lived north of Mexico.
History 201
A reading course in a field of the professor’s specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. (Usually offered quarterly.)
Courses Taught Previously:
Gender in Latin American History
Problems in Latin America Historiography
History of Modern Mexico
History of Modern Latin America
World History

Honors and Professional Activities:

    • Ford Fellowship (alternate) 2015-16
    • Hellman Fellow 2014-15
    • UC President’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities
    • UC Regent’s Faculty Fellowship
    • UC Mexus Research Fellowship University of California
    • UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
      .  Department of History, University of California, San Diego
    • The Peggy Marudin Research Fellowship
    • UC Graduate Fellowship