I am a U.S. historian with emphasis on Chicana/o history, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Immigration, Comparative Race and Ethnicity, and Latin America. My dissertation, “Activisms off the Press: Mexican-American Civil Rights Period Journalism in San Diego” analyzes the role of journalism in the struggle for civil rights for Mexican-Americans in San Diego during the 1960s and 1970s.
Dissertation Title:"Activisms off the Press: Mexican-American Civil Rights Period Journalism in San Diego."
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).
“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, currently in review).
“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, currently in review).
“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, currently in review).
Chicana/o history, United States history, Comparative Race and Ethnicity, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Immigration, Mexican history, Latin America, Chicana/o Studies.
As Teaching Associate:
History 168E: History of the Chicana and Chicano (Chicana/o) Movement: Summer 2017
History 164IB: American Immigration, 1924-Present: Summer 2018 (forthcoming)
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; Winter 2018
History 17B: The American People, 1830-1920: Winter 2017
History 17C: The American People, WWI-present: Summer 2015; Summer 2016; Fall 2017
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
“Strange Bedfellows? Mexican-American Republicans in the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement in San Diego.” Presentation, 57th Annual Meeting of the Western History Association, San Diego, CA. November 1-4, 2017.
“An Untold Revolution: The Chicana/o Movement in the San Diego Borderlands.” Presentation, Chicana/o Studies Graduate Dissertation Award Colloquium, Santa Barbara, CA. June 6, 2017.
“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.