Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
California State University, Fullerton
Website URL
environmental history, California coast, beaches
Additional Contact Information
I will be on leave from September 20, 2018-January 3, 2019. I can also only comment on background.

Personal Info

About Me

Sara C. Fingal has dedicated her academic career to understanding how conflicts over democratic rights and land ownership reflected major shifts in American culture and society in the twentieth century. Her work to date ties together urban and rural history with an analysis of landscapes and ecosystems that transcend municipal, state, and national boundaries throughout North America. In addition to archival work in California, the Midwest, the East Coast, and Mexico, she has extensive experience preforming oral history interviews with former civil rights, Chicana/o, and environmental activists, state politicians, California Coastal Commission officials, and Los Angeles Port employees.

Recent Publications

“Your House es Mi Casa: American Homebuyers in the Baja California Borderlands,” Western Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, Issue 1, Spring 2018: 17-41.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Local & Regional, Politics