Ph.D. American Studies, Brown University, 2011
M.A. Public Humanities, Brown University, 2006
M.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
B.A. Anthropology and Latina/o Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
I specialize in Labor History, Social Movements, Civil Rights, and Migration. My first book project examines the largest guest worker program in American history, the Bracero Program (1942-1964).
My book Defiant Braceros won the Immigration and Ethnic History Society's Theodore Saloutos Book Award. In addition my research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, University of Illinois, Historical Society of Southern California, Mexico-North Research Network, and Brown University.
- American Studies Association
- Organization of American Historians
- American Historical Association
- Oral History Association