- First Name
- Last Name
- United States
- NY New York
- Website URL
- Latinx History, Immigration History, Labor History, Social Movements, Food Studies, Museum Studies, Public History
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- About Me
I am an Assistant Professor of Food Studies at New York University who focuses on Latinx History, Labor History, Immigration History and Social Movements. Before arriving to NYU, I worked as a curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, where I focused on expanding the Labor, Civil Rights and Agriculture collection, highlighting stories that stood at the intersection of these areas. Beyond my museum work, my research looks at the history of agricultural labor in order to think about our present-day food system. My first book, Defiant Braceros, focused on the largest guest worker program in American history. I earned my doctorate in American Studies and an M.A. in Public Humanities at Brown University.
- Recent Publications
Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom. David J. Weber Series in New Borderlands History (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016).
“The Japanese Agricultural Workers’ Program: Race, Labor, and Cold War Diplomacy in the Fields, 1956-1965.”Pacific Historical Review(Vol. 86, No. 4, 2017).
“From Ephemeral to Enduring: The Politics of Recording and Exhibiting Bracero Memory.” The Public Historian38, no. 2 (May 2016): 23-41.
“The Worker’s Turkey” https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/turkey
“100 Years of Mexican Guest Workers in the United States” https://uncpressblog.com/2017/04/05/mireya-loza-100-years-mexican-guest-workers-united-states/
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Latin America, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Food History, Labor, Museums, Public History, Race