Personal Statement:

I am a U.S. historian with focus on Chicana/o history, U.S.-Mexico Norderlands, Immigration, Comparative Race and Ethnicity, and Latin America. My dissertation, “Movements off the Press: Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement Journalism in San Diego” analyzes the role of print journalism in the struggle for civil rights for Mexican-Americans in San Diego during the 1960s and 1970s.

Dissertation Title:

Movements off the Press: Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement Journalism in San Diego

Selected Publications:

Books

Paul Spickard, Laura Hooton, and Francisco Beltrán. Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity (2nd edition, New York, NY: Routledge, under contract).

 

Encyclopedia Entries

“Black Civil Rights Movement Influences,” in Adelaida R. Del Castillo and Norma Iglesias-Prieto, eds. The Chicana and Chicano Movement: From Aztlán to Zapatistas (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, work in progress).

“Segregation of Mexican Schools (Méndez v. Westminster),” in Adelaida R. Del Castillo and Norma Iglesias-Prieto, eds. The Chicana and Chicano Movement: From Aztlán to Zapatistas (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, work in progress).

“Strategies of Protest,” in Adelaida R. Del Castillo and Norma Iglesias-Prieto, eds. The Chicana and Chicano Movement: From Aztlán to Zapatistas (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, work in progress).

Teaching Fields:

Chicana/o history, United States, Comparative Race and Ethnicity, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Immigration, Latin America, Chicana/o Studies.

Courses Taught:

As Teaching Associate:

History 168E: History of the Chicana and Chicano (Chicana/o) Movement: Summer 2017

 

As Teaching Assistant:

Chicana/o Studies 1A: Intro to Chicana/o history: Fall 2012; Winter 2014; Fall 2015

Chicana/o Studies 1C: Intro to Chicana/o culture: Fall 2013; Spring 2015

History 2C: World history, 1700-present: Spring 2013; Spring 2017

History 8: History of Latin America: Fall 2014

History 17B: The American People, 1830-1920: Winter 2017

History 17C: The American People, WWI-present: Summer 2015; Summer 2016

 

As a Reader:

History 177: History of California: Winter 2016

Environmental Studies 176A: Water Policy in the American West: Spring 2016

Awards & Professional Activities:

Graduate Fellowships and Awards:

Graduate Student Fee Fellowship: Spring 2014; Winter 2015; Winter 2016

Van Gelderen Graduate Fellowship: Spring 2014

History Associates Fellowship: Spring 2014; Spring 2016

History Department Dissertation Fellowship: Fall 2016

Ford Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Honorable Mention, 2016

UCSB Chicana/o Studies Institute Dissertation Research Grant, 2016-2017

UCSB Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, 2017-2018

Presentations:

“El Barrio Rises: Chicana/o Organizing and Empowerment in the San Diego Chicana/o Movement, 1968-1975.” Presentation, 57th Annual Meeting of the Western History Association, San Diego, CA. November 1-4, 2017. (Forthcoming)

“La Verdad: Chicano Print Activism in San Diego 1968-1972.” Roundtable Discussion, 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems Conference, Seattle, WA. August 19-21, 2016.

“A Movement off the Press: La Verdad and the San Diego Chicana/o Movement.” Presentation, Third Biannual Sal Castro Memorial Conference on Emerging Historiography of the Chicana/o Movement, Santa Barbara, CA. February 26-27, 2016.