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University of Utah
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20th century U.S. history, U.S. West history, Chicanx history, race, racialization, school desegregation, civil rights
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About Me

Danielle Olden is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Utah. She received her Ph.D. in modern U.S. history at Ohio State University in 2013. She currently is at work on her first book, Racial Uncertainties: Mexican Americans, School Desegregation, and the Making of Race in Post-Civil Rights America. Her publications have appeared in Western Historical Quarterly and Qualitative Inquiry, as well as the forthcoming volume Beyond the Borders of the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West (edited by Katrina Jagodinsky and Pablo Mitchell). Her scholarship has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center, the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University, and the Ohio State University Graduate School, among others.

Recent Publications

“Negotiating Race: The Legal Borderlands of Court-Ordered Desegregation in Denver, Colorado,” in Beyond the Borders of the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West, eds. Katrina Jagodinsky and Pablo Mitchell (in press, University Press of Kansas).

“Becoming Minority: Mexican Americans, Race, and the Legal Struggle for Educational Equity in Denver, Colorado,” Western Historical Quarterly 48, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 43-66.

“Shifting the Lens: Using Critical Race Theory and Latino Critical Theory to Re-examine the History of School Desegregation.” Qualitative Inquiry 21 (March 2015): 250-261.

América’s Home:  A Dialogue about Displacement, Globalization, and Activism.” Co-authored with Delia Fernandez, Denise Delgado & Maria Celleri. Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 34, no. 1 (2013): 130-134.

“The Hispano-Americano Women’s Club and the Laramie Woman’s Club: A Glimpse into Intercultural Relationships in Laramie, Wyoming, 1950-1960.” Annals of Wyoming 79, no. 3 (July 2007): 14-27.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Law, Race, Urban History, Women