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:
The Other California, (UC Press, 2016)
Indigenous Migrations, (book in progress)
Power and Revolution: American Investors and Mexican Caudillos in Revolutionary Mexico, (book project)
“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)
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.
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