- First Name
- Last Name
- United States
- California State University, Long Beach
- Website URL
- American History, United States History, California History, Frontier History, 19th Century United States, 20th Century United States, Homesteading, Desert Development, Women's History, Cultural Memory, Frontier Nostalgia
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- other credentials
- About Me
Currently, I am a lecturer for Recent United States History at California State University, Long Beach.
I received my MA in History from California State University, Long Beach in August 2023. My thesis, “Five Acres of Freedom: Jackrabbit Homesteading in the Mojave Desert, 1938-1976,” examines small-tract homesteading in postwar Southern California in the contexts of frontier nostalgia, cultural conceptions of land ownership, anti-urbanism, and suburban imaginary.
In the 2020-2021 academic year, I served as the Graduate Editorial Assistant for The History Teacher, a peer-reviewed academic journal focused on history education.
In 2022, I served as the Cottonwood Archival Research Intern at Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens, a historic site in Long Beach, California.
- Recent Publications
“‘Jackrabbiting’ away from Urban Spaces. The Metropole. August 29, 2023. https://themetropole.blog/2023/08/29/jackrabbiting-away-from-urban-spaces/
Review of Backcountry Ghosts: California Homesteaders and the Making of a Dubious Dream by Josh Sides, The History Teacher 55, no. 3 (May 2022).
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- United States
- Expertise by Chronology
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- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Local & Regional, Women