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Texas A&M University
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American politics, Mexican American-Latina/o history, electoral politics, Borderlands, women & gender history, social movements, women’s rights, feminism
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About Me

I am the Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History at the Newcomb Institute of Tulane University. I earned my Ph.D. in history with a certificate in Latino/Mexican American Studies from Texas A&M University. Currently, I’m working on my book manuscript, tentatively titled, Representation for a Change: How Chicanas Transformed American Politics in the Twentieth Century, an examination of the fight Chicanas pursued to create an entry into government and push for inclusion within discussions of civil rights, which contributed to the transformation of party politics.

I was born in Chicago, Illinois, but raised in North Richland Hills, Texas. Upon graduating early from high school, I attended a community college for a year before transferring to Texas Tech University. I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degree in history from Texas Tech University. Upon earning my master’s degree, I moved to College Station, Texas, to pursue a doctorate degree in history at Texas A&M University.

I am an AAUW Dissertation Fellow!

Recent Publications

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Gender, Government, Human Rights, Local & Regional, Politics, Public History, Race, Urban History, Women