****The Border Regional Library Association has awarded La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest City a 2011 Southwest Book Award ****
I have been at the The Department of Mexican American Studies (MAS) since 2003. I teach graduate courses in cultural history and the large Mexican American Studies introductory class for undergraduates. Born and raised in Tucson, my deep family roots on both sides of the Arizona-Sonora border inspired my interest in regional history. My newest research illustrates how postwar federal housing polices, along with urban planning and zoning directives, affected ethnic communites in Southern Arizona.
I am on the Organization of American Historians’ Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories. I am also on the Editorial Review Board of Chicana/Latina Studies an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, biannual publication of the national collective Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Women Active in Research and Social Change).
I direct the department’s public history program, Nuestras Tierras, Nuestras Culturas, Nuestras Historias that is designed to reclaim, preserve, and document the experiences and contributions of people of Mexican descent in the United States-Mexico border region. My email is email@example.com