Personal Statement:

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, “Voices of the People: The Mexican American Alternative Press in San Diego, 1963-1978” analyzed the diverse strands of the San Diego Mexican American Civil Rights Movement thru the lens of community newspapers.

Dissertation Title:

"Voices of the People: The Mexican American Alternative Press in San Diego, 1963-1978."

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, 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).

“Poor People’s Campaign,” 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).

Teaching Fields:

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

Courses Taught:

As Lecturer:

History 8: History of Latin America, Summer 2019

 

As Teaching Associate:

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

History 164IB: American Immigration, 1924-Present: Summer 2018

 

As Teaching Assistant:

Asian American Studies 1: Intro to Asian American history, 1850-present: Fall 2018

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

Chicana/o Studies 168F: Racism in American History: Winter 2019

History 2C: World history, 1700-present: Spring 2013; Spring 2017; Spring 2018

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

History 56: Intro to Mexican History: Spring 2019

 

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; Spring 2018

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:

““The Wheel That Squeaks Gets The Grease”: Phil Saenz, the Mexican-American/Amigo Magazine, and Mexican American Republican Activism in San Diego.” Presentation, 59th Annual Meeting of the Western History Association, Las Vegas, NV. October 16-19, 2019 (Scheduled).

“Mexican American Republicans in the San Diego Civil Rights Movement.” Presentation. Jess Nieto Memorial Conference on Ethnic Studies, Bakersfield, CA. April 23 and 25, 2019.

“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.